This article express the development
of gaming AI (Weeks, 2011). It starts from a
famous video game in 1970s called Pong. Basically, it performed with graphical
“tennis” ball bounded back and forward by using “rackets”. Due to the evolution
of video games, high quality games changed rapidly. Nowadays, games can perform
features that adapt the actions with accurate simulation of human beings. In
fact, the game Pong is the founder of any video games now. This is because of
the development of Artificial Intelligence. The main ideas is established on
algorithms and complicated data analysis. The technology sets up actions or
decision like human beings. In progress of determining during the game,
computers can “learn” from opponents so that the computers can increase the
difficulty of each challenge.
According to Nick Graham, director
from University of Kingston, and Bob Mercer, professor in University of Western
Ontario, they implied that Artificial Intelligence applied on gaming is the
future of the world. Some popular video games like World of Warcraft provided
ability of play online against AI opponents with human’s brains. Some people
criticized the unchanged strategies no matter how the players act, but still
games are popular on them.
There are some new system nowadays,
like Nintendo Wii and Kinect, apply a new AI technology called motion-sensing.
The main feature is to provide a field that any actions, voices and facial
expression from a player can be recognized without any handheld operated
controllers. Players may consider that the movements they make are just
directly on the screen. However, there is a machine-learning system embedded in
the computers, which operates algorithms to learn a new objects by decomposing
a branch of gaming tree. Therefore, a tracking algorithm and prediction will be
applied on when an object is moving. In the future, there will be a big step on
human beings and AI with unpredicted interactions.
The article also expresses the
challenge of applying AI on game. Human beings never stop on updating better
and complex AI applications.
After I read the article, I
understood the challenge on AI gaming, but due to the evolution of AI, more and
more technology of AI will exist because of the freshness of new products. I would
definitely come up with a good project idea within the interests of users. Like
AI with various actions.