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AI Gamers Win Prize
2012-09-26 20:35:28

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online [ Watch the Video ] Computer scientists won the BotPrize for their artificially intelligent virtual gamers' human-like gameplay. A 2K Games competition was set inside the virtual world of "Unreal Tournament 2004," which is a first-person shooter video game. "The idea is to evaluate how we can make game bots, which are nonplayer characters (NPCs) controlled by AI algorithms, appear as human as possible," Risto Miikkulainen,...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
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This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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