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Posts tagged “MIT”

Riot Teams Up With MIT To Investigate.. Uh.. Teams

Riot are teaming up with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as part of their research into player behaviour and teamwork. This time they're looking to explore "the ability of a team to perform a wide range of collaborative tasks" and want your help. Posting on the League of Legends forums, Jeffrey Lin (lead designer of social systems) explained a little more about what will…

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Computer Reads Manual, Plays Civ

MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab report that they have boosted the effectiveness of a game-playing AI by enabling it to read the manual: "When the researchers augmented a machine-learning system so that it could use a player’s manual to guide the development of a game-playing strategy, its rate of victory jumped from 46 percent to 79 percent." What's most amazing about this is…

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Crikey: 3D Printing In And Out Of Minecraft

3D printing is one of those things that I'm not quite sure if I believe in. I mean, sure, I've watched videos of the devices printing, and yes, I've held physical objects that have been printed. But still, come on, it doesn't sound very realistic, does it? Via Alice Taylor, who is currently creating a business around the mystical world of such printing (gratuitous plug…

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Remembering Adventure Games: Rosemary

We were contacted by Clara Fernández-Vara to let us know about a short adventure game she has developed at MIT as part of her dissertation on the subject. Now that's a dissertation I'd like to write. The game, made along with a team of students, is an exploration of memories and nostalgia, and can be downloaded for free from here. It's called Rosemary, and is…

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