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Top 5 Tech Trends to be 'Ahead of All' Insights Success

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The new-age technologies are changing the overall scenario of the business world and defining the true essence of'Innovation'. These technologies are changing the workspace functionalities and client engagements alongside rolling out a vast array of opportunities for the youngsters of today and tomorrow. From banking to healthcare, these technology advancements are taking the center stage and helping every sector to withstand the changing times. The way of doing business is changing and so is the career space. It is an era where tech-trends are redefining entrepreneurship to its best.


Using Conditional GANs to Build Zelda Game Levels

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In recent years AI models have learned to play games ranging from Go to Poker to StarCraft. One-by-one, the machines have demonstrated their superiority over even the strongest human players. With the challenge seemingly solved for existing games, what about testing AI in an entirely different way -- by having it design new games for humans to play? A team of researchers has proposed a Generative Adversarial Network based model tasked with creating playable and aesthetically appealing game levels for popular action-adventure video game series The Legend of Zelda. In their paper Bootstrapping Conditional GANs for Video Game Level Generation, researchers from New York University, IT University of Copenhagen, OriGen.ai, and modl.ai


Microsoft seeks to clean up Xbox game chat with AI

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Microsoft is turning to AI and machine learning to let Xbox gamers filter the language they see in text messages. It is introducing customisable filters that let gamers choose the vocabulary they see in messages from friends and rival players. Initially the filters cover just text but will eventually apply to voice chat as well. In a blog, Microsoft said the filters would be trialled with Xbox testers in October and then rolled out to all users of its console later in the year. Players will be able to decide what level of filtering they want to apply to their interactions with friends or people they take on in games, it said.


Building a Game with Unity and Blender - Programmer Books

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In the wake of the indie game development scene, game development tools are no longer luxury items costing up to millions of dollars but are now affordable by smaller teams or even individual developers. Among these cutting-edge applications, Blender and Unity stand out from the crowd as a powerful combination that allows small-to-no budget indie developers or hobbyists alike to develop games that they have always dreamt of creating. Starting from the beginning, this book will cover designing the game concept, constructing the gameplay, creating the characters and environment, implementing game logic and basic artificial intelligence, and finally deploying the game for others to play. By sequentially working through the steps in each chapter, you will quickly master the skills required to develop your dream game from scratch.


AI and the next big esports boom for pro players, amateurs, and entrepreneurs

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Esports is a billion-dollar competitive video gaming phenomenon, and a booming market. Professional players are drawing larger and larger team salaries, while monetizing their fans on personal channels. Meanwhile, big brand sponsors are turning into team owners and traditional sports team franchises are launching their own esports teams. It's no surprise that, today, online audience numbers for esports are growing at an incredibly fast rate -- tech consulting firm Activate estimated that there were 270 million global fans of esports in 2016 and projected that number to grow to 495 million in 2020. Chinese tech giant Tencent, developer of the first mobile esports franchise, Honor of Kings, generated $66 million in media rights and $64 million in sponsorship deals in just the first half of 2019.


Best Releases and Papers from OpenAI in 2019 So Far

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This paper by Joseph Suarez, Yilun Du, Phillip Isola, and Igor Mordatch shows their use of a gaming system to suggest and conduct research on how complex life on earth might have started. In this case, the team turned a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) into an artificially intelligent research environment, with all of the right characteristics to encourage this microcosm. Their results show how groups break up in different ways to avoid competition: "population size magnifies and incentivizes the development of skillful behaviors and results in agents that outcompete agents trained in smaller populations," and "the policies of agents with unshared weights naturally diverge to fill different niches in order to avoid competition."


Learning to Simulate

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The paper presented at ICLR 2019 can be found here. I also have slides as well as a poster explaining the work in detail. Deep neural networks are an amazing piece of technology. With enough labelled data they can learn to produce very accurate classifiers for high dimensional inputs such as images and sound. In recent years the machine learning community has been able to successfully tackle problems such as classifying objects, detecting objects in images and segmenting images.


'League of Legends' maker Riot Games has new legends in the works

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This video covers the action of the 2018 League of Legends World Championship and previews the 2019 event. Riot Games, publishers of "League of Legends," is looking to expand its lore. For starters, there are some new features coming to the super-popular online video game, which turns 10 this month. Beyond that, Riot Games announced Tuesday it is working on several other projects including new shooter and strategy games, as well as a trio of new video games set in the "League of Legends" universe. The game publisher announced these developments as part of its 10th anniversary livestream Tuesday night.


The best gaming laptops of 2019

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If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY's newsroom and any business incentives. Buying a gaming machine is no longer as challenging as a game of Tetris. Thanks to smaller chips and lighter hardware, now you can buy a powerhouse in laptop form that will optimize gaming experience without having to piece together the hardware yourself. Gaming laptops have made PC gaming so much more accessible, and you can easily find machines with high-resolution displays and the latest graphics cards without breaking the bank. We've done the hard work for you, researching and testing out the top options on the market. After weeks of testing we think the Alienware M15 with an Nvidia GeForce 2070 is the best overall for people who want a high-performance machine. If you need something a little more budget-friendly, the Acer Nitro 7 can handle just about any current game as well for under $1,000.


Google announces release date for Stadia, its new video game streaming service

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Google announced that its new game streaming platform, Stadia, will be released on November 19. People who pre-order the Stadia Founder's Edition will be able to access the service at 9AM PST/5PM BST/6PM CET. The Founder's Edition costs $129 and includes a controller, the company's streaming dongle, the Chromecast Ultra, a three-month Stadia Pro subscription, and a second three-month subscription that can be gifted to a friend. Google Stadia will launch on November 19, letting users stream games over almost any device they wish. Stadia isn't a traditional games platform, but a streaming service that Google is promoting as part of its new emphasis on conservation and reducing waste.