Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Super Smash Bros AI beats top humans before ‘failing spectacularly’

Last week, MIT showed off Smashbot, an AI trained to beat humans at Super Smash Bros Melee. Playing as Captain Falcon, Smashbot beat a number of highly-ranked players. Smashbot was built by a team led by Vlad Firoiu. Through a combination of deep learning algorithms and practice against the in-game AI, Smashbot has learned how to play the game from scratch. It’s not a real surprise it can outdo humans, as it has faster reaction times. Firoiu and company took Smashbot to two tournaments, where it competed with players from the 70th best in the world to the 16th best (at…

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