Archive for the ‘Games’ Category

Computers vs. Humans


(xkcd) – Randall Munroe:

We computers finally beat you humans at Go.” …

xkcd 1875

Randall Munroe: xkcd 1875: computers vs. humans


Künstliche Schachintelligenz Giraffe


(Spiegel Netzwelt) – Richard Meusers:

Internationaler Schachmeister zu werden, ist offenbar gar nicht so schwierig – wenn man Matthew Lai als Trainer hat. Der Computerforscher und Schach-Enthusiast vom Imperial College in London hat eine künstliche Intelligenz (KI) namens Giraffe entwickelt, die schon nach drei Tagen Training besser spielt als viele Profis. …



Google Game Could Be Augmented Reality’s First Killer App


(TR) – Rachel Metz:

Ingress is complicated but highly addictive – and will give the company even more information about your current location. …


Rubik’s Cube quest for speedy solution comes to an end


(BBC News) –

Any scrambled puzzle can be solved in 20 moves or fewer, researchers claim.

The international team used a bank of computers at Google to help crank through the solutions. …

Wikipedia: Rubik’s Cube

Discovery could lead to more difficult Sudoku puzzles


( – A new analysis of number randomness in Sudoku matrices could lead to the development of more difficult and multi-dimensional Sudoku puzzles. In a recent study, mathematicians have found that the way that numbers are arranged in Sudoku puzzles is even more random than the number arrangements in randomly-generated matrices. The counter-intuitive discovery may enable researchers to develop algorithms that generate Sudoku matrices with fewer clues, making them more difficult to solve. …