Silicon Minds Challenge (+ submission sample)

On the 8th December 2007 the Silicon Minds challenge was launched at the Machine Learning and Games workshop of the NIPS conference in the picturesque Canadian ski resort of Whistler. The challenge is to push the limits of Artificial Intelligence while building a game with XNA Game Studio 2.0. The main prize an opportunity to interview for an internship with Microsoft…

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Erik van der Werf on AI Techniques for the Game of Go

Erik van der Werf came and visited the Applied Games group on November 27th/28th 2006. Erik gave a very interesting presentation with an overview of his work on computer Go. The focus of his work was on search techniques (solving 5×5 Go) and on machine learning techniques for territory and move prediction. Erik’s homepage contains…

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