Google and Blizzard Are Teaching an AI to Beat You at ‘StarCraft 2’


DeepMind is finally about to show 'StarCraft' fans how a real machine plays.

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While Starcraft 2 is relatively new for this usage, it’s worth noting that impressive stuff was being done with Starcraft: Brood War even back in 2010, with an AI competition resulting in a bot that could take on higher tier players (though not quite pro level)

I think the time estimations are way too conservative, especially for Starcraft 2 which has fewer unit interactions which are super bizarre, because of the strange pathing algorithms and prioritization you had in brood war.