AI Is Dreaming Up New Kinds of Video Games

AI programs that imagine new games show how the creative arts may evolve.

Game-making algorithms are almost as old as video games, but their use has typically been limited to generating terrain and other simple digital art. The next frontier is using increasingly sophisticated machine-learning techniques to design entirely new kinds of games that have, to date, evaded the human imagination. … Julian Togelius, an associate professor at New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering, has pioneered the work on evolutionary algorithms for generating game content. … Togelius believe[s] that …  the future for human game designers is one of collaboration rather than obsolescence.


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