Better playing through algorithms
Tuesday, November 29, 2022
The Cult of Gai
Imagine a religion that believes that one day, soon, the deity "Gai" will appear. This deity (demon?) will destroy all humanity. T...
Monday, August 08, 2022
Apology for Video Games Research
I just finished reading this excellent history of early digital computing , disguised as a biography of computing researcher and visionary J...
Friday, July 29, 2022
Brief statement of research vision
I thought I would try to very briefly state the research vision that has in some incarnation animated me since I started doing research almo...
Friday, May 13, 2022
We tried learning AI from games. How about learning from players?
Aren't we done with games yet? Some would say that while games were useful for AI research for a while, our algorithms have mastered the...
Tuesday, May 04, 2021
Rethinking large conferences
As the end of the pandemic draws near, one of the many things I am excited about is to be able to go to physical conferences again. A year o...
Sunday, January 24, 2021
Copernican revolutions of the mind
When Copernicus explained how the earth revolves around the sun rather than the other way around, he figuratively dethroned humanity. Earth,...
Friday, October 30, 2020
How many AGIs can dance on the head of a pin?
It is a common trope that we might one day develop artificial intelligence that is so smart that it starts improving itself. The AI thus bec...
Monday, August 03, 2020
A very short history of some times we solved AI
1956: Logic Theorist . Arguably, pure mathematics is the crowning achievement of human thought. Now we have a machine that can prove new mat...
Saturday, July 21, 2018
CEC vs GECCO
I've been to both the IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC) and IEEE Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO) m...
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