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Behavioral Mathematics for Game AI by Dave Mark

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Needing More Than Observations

As we have laid out, to be able to craft our pretend worlds, we need to be able to observe and understand what is going on in our real worlds. Much can be discovered simply by observing what happens around us. We can identify the relevant factors and relationships—sometimes intuiting and inferring things that are not readily apparent. Most importantly, we must think about this information in a manner that allows for quantification. In some cases, this is simple. For example, my daughter could certainly make the claim that making three election posters was better than making only one. At other times, however, making direct comparisons is not possible. Could my daughter Kathy make the same claim that making three ...

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