The Starcraft AI Contest

I don’t usually post non-original work, but this was too good not to share.  A group from Berkeley won the Starcraft AI contest by building a truly formidable computer player – one with some absurd tactics.  Here’s my favorite video from their post: Sparky the Wonder-Drone (the lone purple drone played by Berkeley’s ‘Overmind’ AI)…

Cover’s Game

Let’s play a game. I will pick two numbers at random, write them on separate pieces of paper and stuff them inside envelopes A and B, respectively. You open one of the envelopes (let’s say Envelope A), and see the number inside. Now, you must guess whether the number from Envelope A is larger than…