If you are looking for an answer to the question What is Artificial Intelligence? and you only have a minute, then here's the definition the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence offers on its home page: "the scientific understanding of the mechanisms underlying thought and intelligent behavior and their embodiment in machines."
However, if you are fortunate enough to have more than a minute, then please get ready to embark upon an exciting journey exploring AI (but beware, it could last a lifetime) …
From the first time it was mysteriously referenced in public, DICE developers have repeatedly described Battlefield Portal, the newly-revealed creative mode for the upcoming "Battlefield 2042" as a "love letter" to their community. During the hour-long EA Play livestream Thursday, that letter was unsealed. Its contents showcased a new mode in which players can use a free tool to customize multiplayer matches in a plethora of detailed ways to craft and share unique, playable experiences using assets from "Battlefield 2042" and several past installments of the franchise. Now, DICE's developers are hoping the community will embrace its overtures and go on to make lots and lots of beautiful Battlefield babies, so to speak.
Before it hosts its Play Live event on the 22nd, EA will stream a series of "Spotlight" panels throughout the month of July. In all, fans can look forward to four such panels. The series will start on July 8th with an event devoted to Battlefield 2042, Apex Legends and first-person shooters more broadly. The panel will feature contributions from both Dice and Respawn Entertainment. Introducing Spotlight--a new #EAPlayLive series where celebrated studio developers talk shop & swap stories.
Bitcoin has had a rollercoaster ride over the last months. Once Tesla's darling, with its value climbing, when the EV maker dropped BTC pricing, the cryptocurrency plummeted in value, (it's down 37 percent over the last month, at the time of writing). But hey, don't tell El Salvador. President Nayib Bukele has followed through on his campaign promise to make the turbulent Bitcoin legal tender, alongside the US dollar. It means that, in about 90 days, the cryptocurrency can be used as payment for goods or services unless a business doesn't have the facilities to accept it.
Battlefield is back, and the popular team-based military-themed video game is going to feel a lot bigger. Electronic Arts unveiled the first look at "Battlefield 2042," launching October 22 on PC, PlayStation 4 and PS5, and the Xbox One and Xbox Series X and S. The video game takes place in the not-too-distant future, where massive shortages of food, water and energy have fueled an unprecedented refugee crisis. The game drops players in the middle of a war between the U.S. and Russia. "Battlefield 2042 is an evolution of the franchise and embraces what our players want – the ultimate Battlefield multiplayer sandbox with intense combat and a ton of incredible, unexpected events," said Oskar Gabrielson, general manager of video game studio DICE, in a statement. What caused global internet outage?:Fastly says it was triggered by a software bug Here's everything we know about "Battlefield 2042": If you own a PC, PS5 or Xbox Series X S, Battlefield will feature maps supporting up to 128 players.
After a year off, the summer's largest video game conference officially starts on Saturday, June 12th, featuring four days of major news and fresh trailers, all virtual and totally free for anyone to watch. The Entertainment Software Association canceled E3 2020 as the global COVID-19 pandemic shut down industries across the globe. Despite the shutdown -- or even because of it -- the video game market saw a record-setting year, and both Sony and Microsoft launched their ninth-generation consoles, the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, at the end of 2020. This year, E3 is back on and it's fully digital, taking place on live-streaming sites including Twitch and YouTube. Unlike previous years, attendance is totally free, and the show runs from June 12th through June 15th, with a handful of related events sprinkled among those dates.
"We looked at'Battlefield 2042' and said, 'Hey, we really want to push the sandbox forward. What's the most innovative way we can do that, to push the market forward, to push our own franchise forward?'" Gabrielson asked rhetorically in a later interview with The Washington Post. "The first thing we said is, okay, we're going to reimagine all-out warfare. Up the player count, up everything else to really deliver that kind of high scale, epic warfare experience. And then we said there's probably more ways for us to innovate and push further.