How search algorithms reflect game playing

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Illustration of PPN and CNS as search indicators, applied to several two-person and single-player games. These indicators can bridge search algorithms and entertainment via the analogy of 'motion in mind' to uncover the possible underlying affective experiences. Credit: Hiroyuki Iida from JAIST. Humans benefit from playing games more than some might realize. Games can be a relaxed approach to learning or honing our problem-solving skills while relieving stress. However, game playing generally carries a considerable amount of decision-making, involving mathematical and statistical considerations that we make to decide on what we think is the best move. Thus, games showcase many of the impressive faculties and inner workings of the human brain, which in turns makes them a great testbed and playground for research on...

Games, computing, and the mind: How search algorithms reflect game playing

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IMAGE: Illustration of PPN and CNS as search indicators, applied to several two-person and single-player games. These indicators can bridge search algorithms and entertainment via the analogy of 'motion in mind'... view more  Credit: Hiroyuki Iida from JAIST. Iahikawa, Japan - Humans benefit from playing games more than some might realize. Games can be a relaxed approach to learning or honing our problem-solving skills while relieving stress. However, game playing generally carries a considerable amount of decision-making, involving mathematical and statistical considerations that we make to decide on what we think is the best move. Thus, games showcase many of the impressive faculties and inner workings of the human brain, which in turns makes them a great testbed and playground for research on artificial intelligence...

Google I/O: Search giant expands its quantum computing ambitions with new center

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A Google quantum computer at the company's Santa Barbara research lab. Google has begun moving operations to a larger new campus that will eventually employ hundreds of researchers. Stephen Shankland/CNET Google has begun building a larger new quantum computing research center that will employ hundreds of people, the latest sign that the competition to turn these radical new machines into practical tools is growing more intense. It's in Santa Barbara, California, where Google's first quantum computing lab already employs dozens of researchers and engineers.Operations at the new Google Quantum AI campus, which have already begun with a few initial researchers, will give Google a greater role in...