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IT IS never going to compete with the latest iteration of Call of Duty, but then Space Station Invaders is not your typical blockbuster video game. While modern shooters involve hundreds of programmers and cost millions of dollars, this new game is the handiwork of an AI called Angelina.
Software that generates video-game artwork, music or even whole levels is not new, but Angelina takes it a step further by creating a simple video game almost entirely from scratch. “It has only been very recently that we’ve asked ourselves, could you procedurally generate the whole thing?” says Michael Cook, a computer scientist at Imperial College London and creator of the game-designing AI system.
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Sometimes, the creation is better than its creator. Robots today perform surgeries, shoot people, fly planes, drive cars, replace astronauts, baby-sit kids, build cars, fold laundry, have sex, and can even eat (but not human bodies, the manufacturer insists). They might not always do these tasks well, but they are improving rapidly. In exchange for such irresistible benefits, the Robotic Revolution also demands that we adapt to new risks and responsibilities
1. a copy exactly like an original.
2. anything corresponding in all respects to something else.
3. to make an exact copy of.
4. to do or perform again; repeat.
5.to double; make twofold.