Thursday January 24, 2019

Watch Deepmind Play StarCraft 2 at Noon

DeepMind, Alphabet's subsidiary focused on neural-network bases game AIs, has been steadily training its titular AI to play a variety of games. It's beat the world's best human Go player in 2016. and achieved human-level performance in Quake 3 last year, while the company announced loftier aspirations late last year. Now, following up on their previous progress with Starcraft 2, DeepMind is scheduled a stream a StarCraft 2 "demonstration" at noon central time today. KitGuru, who spotted the stream yesterday, notes that Deepmind was beating bots on insane difficulty with a 50 percent success rate last year, so we'll see how quickly this AI learns. Check out the stream below:

Join Artosis, RottterdaM and a cast of special guests for a unique StarCraft II showcase live from DeepMind in London, in partnership with Blizzard.