DeepMind computers team up to outwit human opponents in multi-player video game

Artificial intelligence “agents” began behaving like humans after teaching themselves how to team up and outwit people in a bid to win a popular multiplayer video game, researchers have revealed.

The computer system, created by Google-owned DeepMind, was trained to play Quake III Arena Capture the Flag, where two teams of individual players navigate a maze with the goal of capturing the opponent team’s flag while protecting their own.

Humans have spent years playing against computers in two-player games, however DeepMind’s AI appeared to pick up typically human psychological tactics in order to win games – rather than memorising the game map and possible outcomes from a move. After teaching…

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