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Senior/Principal Machine Learning Engineer - Game Engine Security

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You'll need industry experience working on leveraging machine learning, data regression and rules based models to apply these skills to solve some of the security problems we have on Roblox game engine. You need to be an expert in C, data structures, algorithms and networking. You should have a lot of interest in designing and building ML based security into the systems and software.


Building a Rock Paper Scissors AI

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In this article, I'll walk you through my process of building a full stack python Flask artificial intelligence project capable of beating the human user over 60% of the time using a custom scoring system to ensemble six models (naïve logic-based, decision tree, neural network) trained on both game-level and stored historical data in AWS RDS Cloud SQL database. Rock Paper Scissors caught my attention for an AI project because, on the surface, it seems impossible to get an edge in the game. These days, it is easy to assume that a computer can beat you in chess, because it can harness all of its computing power to see all possible outcomes and choose the ones that benefit it. Rock Paper Scissors, on the other hand, is commonly used in place of a coin toss to solve disputes because the winner seems random. My theory though, was that humans can't actually make random decisions, and that if an AI could learn to understand the ways in which humans make their choices over the course of a series of matches, even if the human was trying to behave randomly, then the AI would be able to significantly exceed 33% accuracy in guessing the player's decisions.


Sony reportedly warns PlayStation 5 supply could stay tight through next year

USATODAY - Tech Top Stories

The struggles to find a PlayStation 5 won't appear to end any time soon. Sony warned analysts its popular video game console will remain under tight supply constraints through 2022, said a report from Bloomberg. The report, which cites several unnamed sources who attended a briefing between Sony and analysts, said Chief Financial Officer Hiroki Totoki told analysts demand has been so strong for the PS5 that "even if we secure a lot more devices and produce many more units of the PlayStation 5 next year, our supply wouldn't be able to catch up." Sony could not be immediately reached for comment. Both the PS5 and Microsoft's Xbox Series X have been difficult to find at retailers because of insatiable demand and a global semiconductor shortage.


In 'Twelve Minutes,' former Ubisoft and Rockstar developer plays with the concept of time

Washington Post - Technology News

Players move their character around the rooms of the apartment, adorned with various paintings for atmosphere, by point and click, or by using the controller if you're on Xbox. A core feature of the gameplay is being able to retain items outside of the time loop to "progress" the character forward, even when the day resets. I found a mug that I had nervously chucked into my character's inventory was still on him after the loop reset. It wasn't the most useful item when the cop was arresting my character's wife, but it made me curious about what other items I could try to store next time around.


Bracing For Change In The Era Of The Augmented Workforce

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As a reader of this column, you probably know I am releasing a new book, The Augmented Workforce: How AR, AI, and 5G Will Impact Every Dollar You Make on May 25 with my co-author, John Buzzell. For the next four weeks, I'll be sharing excerpts from the book as columns to help brands, businesses and professionals prepare and understand what the era of the augmented workforce holds, how to prepare and how to leverage the changes to stay relevant in the future. Dearly disrupted we are gathered here to talk about the future spaces we will inhabit. We are living through a period of rapid change, possibly beyond society's capacity to keep up. Various emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and 5G, along with dozens of devices that work together (Internet of Things), have helped to create an environment in which new inventions, possibilities, and learning curves change weekly. According to Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler, authors of The Future Is Faster Than You Think, "Moore's Law is the reason the smartphone in your pocket is a thousand times smaller, a thousand times cheaper, and a million times more powerful than a supercomputer from the 1970s. In 2023 the average thousand-dollar laptop will have the same computing power as a human brain (roughly 1016 cycles per second). Twenty-five years after that, that same average laptop will have the power of all the human brains currently on Earth."


Pay what you want for this stacked video game development bundle

Mashable

TL;DR: As of May 10, you can pay what you want for the Hardcore Game Developer Certification Bundle. Learning to develop your own games isn't just a way to dive deeper into your gaming obsession. It could potentially guide you to a new career path. With this nine-course Hardcore Game Developer Bundle, you'll be well on your way toward becoming a multi-platform professional. This training includes nine different courses that cover mobile game development, Python foundations, Shader Graph, and Unity.


25 Last-Minute Mother's Day Gifts on Sale Now

WIRED

Amazon Device Deals: Echo Dot for $30, Kindle Paperwhite for $95, and more: There are a lot of Amazon deals to choose from. Sales on these aren't rare, but these prices are good. Check our buying guides on the best Kindles, streaming sevices, smart displays, and smart speakers for more help deciding. Target also has Amazon Devices on sale. Amazon Echo Show for $75 ($55 off) at Amazon: The Echo Show gets its own bullet point, here.


Introduction to Artificial Intelligence in Unity 2021

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Learn the basics of the most used Artificial Intelligence techniques in videogame development. Welcome to this Intermediate course designed for developers who want to learn the basics of the most Artificial Intelligence techniques. In this course we will learn how to implement some of the most popular AI techniques in Unity, we will learn how they work by creating a simple demo in each section. Unity already comes with some packages that will let you add AI Agents to your games without any effort. We will go beyond with cool AI such as FSM, Behavior Trees, Sensors, Flocking, and a GOAP System.


Advanced AI: Deep Reinforcement Learning in Python

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This course is all about the application of deep learning and neural networks to reinforcement learning. If you've taken my first reinforcement learning class, then you know that reinforcement learning is on the bleeding edge of what we can do with AI. Specifically, the combination of deep learning with reinforcement learning has led to AlphaGo beating a world champion in the strategy game Go, it has led to self-driving cars, and it has led to machines that can play video games at a superhuman level. Reinforcement learning has been around since the 70s but none of this has been possible until now. The world is changing at a very fast pace.


What is Itch.io? This oddball indie games store is a vital source of creativity.

Mashable

There's a decent chance that you never heard the name "Itch.io" until Apple painted a less-than-complete picture of the indie games store on Friday, during its ongoing legal tussle with Epic Games. The dispute sees two multi-billion dollar companies duking it out over in-app purchasing. Epic contends that Apple's restrictive policy which carves out 30 percent of most in-app sales for the iPhone maker, are anti-competitive and therefore illegal. Apple, meanwhile, maintains that its policy barring competing storefronts from the App Store is necessary and justified by the service it provides in offering a curated and secure experience that is ostensibly free from fraud. I'm not here to weigh in on who's right and wrong in a legal war fueled by the immense wealth of two massive companies; better to deal with the fallout once it's all over. But I do want to spare some thought for Itch.io, which got roped into the court proceedings on Friday.