Implementing AI to Play Games

Video description

Harness the power of AI to solve and play powerful and smarter puzzles and games by itself and against humans!

About This Video

  • Enter the world of games with AI
  • Comprehensive, fast, and friendly guide to implementing AI in your games and puzzles
  • Understand how to leverage different player and search strategies to make your algorithms smarter

In Detail

In video games, Artificial Intelligence is used to generate responsive or intelligent behavior primarily in Non-Player Characters (NPCs), like human intelligence. In this course, we look at games; we understand how to decide which move to take based on future possibilities and payoffs (just as, in chess, we look n-moves ahead into the future).

We explore how to solve applications where there are a number of parameters to optimize, such as time or distance, and the possibilities are exponential. We look at how to design the various stage of the evolutionary algorithm that will control performance. We take a sample game—Tic-Tac-Toe—and show how various steps of the algorithm are implemented in code. And we look at color filling as a constraint satisfaction application and see how various algorithm concepts are applied in code.

Finally, we also explain a trip-planning application and see how the application is solved through evolutionary algorithms.

Product information

  • Title: Implementing AI to Play Games
  • Author(s): Devangini Patel
  • Release date: October 2017
  • Publisher(s): Packt Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781788476539