For the first time, a Canadian team, in this case that of Dalhousie University in Halifax, managed, at the end of December, to make it to the final of a curious competition combining video games and artificial intelligence, the RoboCup Japan Open.
Silly, these games are in fact little gems of deep learning, where each “player” in the shape of a pellet makes his own decisions. “They are autonomous agents who organize themselves into teams, like soccer players, who come together to overcome obstacles,” explains Stan Matwin, holder of the Canada Research Chair and director of the Institute for Big Data Analytics. The goal is to arrive by 2050 to put on the ground a team made up of autonomous robots.
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Star wars at Ubisoft
Fans of Star wars are still waiting for the adventure video game masterpiece, and now Ubisoft is bringing their hopes up. The French video game giant announced this week “a new narrative adventure Star wars in the open world ”of which very few details have been revealed. It will be an “immersive world” for which we promise “incredible authenticity, depth and innovative character”. It is the Massive studio, established in Malmö, Sweden, which will be the conductor. It will use the same game engine, Snowdrop, as its iconic game. The Division, an open world of tactical third person shooter. Ubisoft has not confirmed the participation of its largest studio, that of Montreal, in this project.
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Since 1er January, telephones, computers, televisions, washers and even mowers sold in France are subject to a new law obliging manufacturers to display their “repairability index”. This score from 1 to 10 is calculated by the companies themselves and verified by a responsible body. There will be no fines before January 2022. In the meantime, the site set up for this initiative, still very preliminary, is still instructive and allows us to identify some champions of repairability. Samsung’s Galaxy S20FE is also the home of phones with an 8.1 out of 10. The South Korean manufacturer also offers the most repairable TV, the QLED 85Q80T, rated 7.2 out of 10.
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