Growing up, many of us were told that playing computer or video games was a waste of time. However, when it comes to training artificial intelligence, not only is it not a waste of time, but it could be key to developing the intelligent agents of tomorrow. Several years ago, researchers from Google DeepMind impressively demonstrated that cutting-edge A.I. could be used to master several classic Atari games, without being explicitly taught how to play them. Since then, multiple researchers have tried their hand at reinforcement learning systems that use trial and error to learn how to master games. Now, researchers from Uber AI Labs and OpenAI have come up with a way to refine these tools even further that enables them to exhibit a high level of performance at more complex games that gameplaying A.I. agents have previously struggled with. “The new algorithm that we developed, Go-Explore, outperforms previous machine learning algorithms on many Atari games, including the … [Read more...] about Chess. Jeopardy. Go. Why do we use games as a benchmark for A.I.?
After years of speculation, a Nintendo Switch Pro model may finally hit shelves this year. According to a report from Bloomberg , a new version of the console is set to enter production this summer. The new unnamed Switch 2.0 will reportedly feature a 7-inch OLED screen, giving the handheld higher contrast. Other rumored features include better battery life and the ability to play games in 4K when the console is docked. With a possible 2021 release date looming, fans are left wondering if any big games will launch alongside it. When the news broke on Wednesday night, Breath of the Wild was trending on Twitter right under Switch Pro. Fans have long speculated that the sequel to the Switch launch title will come alongside a new model, despite there being no evidence to support that. Players might want to keep their expectations in check when it comes to any big holiday game releases to usher in the console. A quick browse through the history of mid-generation hardware … [Read more...] about Will Nintendo’s Switch Pro bring Breath of the Wild 2? Look at history
Every month, players can find a whole new mix of insects to catch in Animal Crossing: New Horizons . Collecting all the insects is a pivotal step for players to fill out their critterpedia and museum — and to earn some extra bells on the side. Bug catching can take a moment to master. It can be difficult to sneak up on bugs and catch them before the little insects fly or run away. Aggressive bugs, namely scorpions and tarantulas, will take you out of commission if you aren’t fast enough to catch them. Here are the bugs to look for during the month! Further reading When and where to find Animal Crossing’s rarest fish Animal Crossing: New Horizons fish guide Animal Crossing: New Horizons beginner’s guide [/item list] Bug-catching tips There are a few ways to ensure that bugs will be caught. You will want to be sure you have the vault pole, ladder, and bug net in your inventory. Bugs will appear all over the island, meaning you will have to wander the entire … [Read more...] about Animal Crossing: New Horizons bug guide for March 2021