Life is like a game – DeepMind: The Podcast (Season 1, Episode 3)

Selected as “New and Noteworthy” by Apple Podcasts, the highly-praised, award-nominated first season of “DeepMind: The Podcast” explores the fascinating world of artificial intelligence (AI). Join mathematician and broadcaster Hannah Fry as she meets world-class scientists and thinkers as they explain the foundations of AI, explore some of the challenges the field is wrestling with, and dives into the research that’s led to breakthroughs like AlphaGo and AlphaFold. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced researcher, join our journey into the past, present, and future of AI.

In episode 3, Hannah explores why video games have become a favourite tool for AI researchers to test the abilities of their systems. She hears how systems learned to cooperate in a digital version of the favourite playground game, “Capture the Flag,” and dives into the challenging environment of StarCraft II, a video game that requires players to control the onscreen action with as many as 800 clicks per minute, and how DeepMind’s program AlphaStar learnt to play the game — even beating a top professional player.

Listen in as research scientists explain collaboration, decision-making, and rich environments in the world of games. 🎮

“StarCraft is one of the most complicated games we’ve ever tackled, it’s challenging our understanding, and our algorithms”. – Oriol Vinyals, Research Scientist at DeepMind

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