StarCraft 2 Being Used For AI Research

Deepmind – a leading researcher into artificial intelligence and its potential for positive use – has just announced a partnership with Blizzard Entertainment, using classic strategy game StarCraft 2 as a basis for improved AI learning.

The pair have created a set of tools – known as SC2LE – to accelerate AI research specifically within StarCraft 2. In addition to a machine-learning API to allow both researchers and developers access to the game, Blizzard is also providing a dataset of anonymised game replays – currently at 65,000, this will increase to ‘more than half a million’ in the next few weeks.

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Source: IGN