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Behavioral Mathematics for Game AI by Dave Mark

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Quantifying Observations

Converting ideas into numbers alone might not be as hard as it seems, however. Quantifying things not just in ordinal terms (e.g., A is greater than B) but in precisely relative terms (e.g., A is twice as big as B) nudges us closer to the realm that computers can use to calculate and therefore closer to what we can use in game AI. In this case, we must ask another question. Just as the prior query was “What is important?” this one could be phrased, “How much more important is it?”

Counting on the Edge of a Razor

I will illustrate with an example from my own life that came as something of an epiphany to me—and, given the circumstances, was a sure sign that I needed to step away from AI development for a day or two. It ...

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