#1
kinda

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/07/110712133330.htm

ScienceDaily (July 12, 2011) — Computers are great at treating words as data: Word-processing programs let you rearrange and format text however you like, and search engines can quickly find a word anywhere on the Web. But what would it mean for a computer to actually understand the meaning of a sentence written in ordinary English -- or French, or Urdu, or Mandarin?

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In 2009, at the annual meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), researchers in the lab of Regina Barzilay, associate professor of computer science and electrical engineering, took the best-paper award for a system that generated scripts for installing a piece of software on a Windows computer by reviewing instructions posted on Microsoft's help site. At this year's ACL meeting, Barzilay, her graduate student S. R. K. Branavan and David Silver of University College London applied a similar approach to a more complicated problem: learning to play "Civilization," a computer game in which the player guides the development of a city into an empire across centuries of human history. When the researchers augmented a machine-learning system so that it could use a player's manual to guide the development of a game-playing strategy, its rate of victory jumped from 46 percent to 79 percent.

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the article is pretty long but basically, a computer learned how to play Civilization by reading the manual and had no prior knowledge of the game then it started to win pretty consistently.

cool stuff
#2
Three words. Electromagnetic pulse bomb.
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#8
Would rape that computer at Civilization
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Would rape that computer at Civilization


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#12
Three words: Just kidding.

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#14
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#15
Computers can only do what we tell them though. Even all of that incredible stuff needs to be programmed. Even stuff that is created through code mutation needs to be programmed. We're still the masters.
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#16
I think we need to start heading for the bunkers.
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Would rape that computer at Civilization


yeah, just like you could survive in the wilderness for a year or how you are more well read on the world than the rest of us or how you beat up those muggers.
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#20
Were doomed, they can play computer games with a high win percentage!
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yeah, just like you could survive in the wilderness for a year or how you are more well read on the world than the rest of us or how you beat up those muggers.


I was only joking I don't even know how to play civilization.
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#22
You missed the notice? Computers have already taken over the world for a while, if every computer system in the world failed the world would experience an apocalyptic scenario that would probably push humanity back into pre-industrial life style. Computers are in every environment imaginable whether we realize it or not and we rely on them heavily.
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#25
I read a while ago that some made a program that could in essence take a bunch of data and then conclude simple laws of physics. I gotta find that article.
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I always thought the AI in Civilization was already pretty friken good, especially on the hardest settings.... Stupid game.

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#27
That's pretty impressive, but why were they teaching it to play Civilization of all games in the first place? At least teach it Starcraft so we can beat the Koreans

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