AI has trained a computer to play football, using digital players who started out able to only make goofy, random movements, but learned to run and kick the ball into the goal.
Researchers at UK-based tech firm DeepMind, owned by the same parent company as Google, used a series of AI methods to build up the prowess of two two-player teams.
Before training, the virtual players, which look similar to those in football video games, would writhe around …
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