Getting into Game Design

As a student, when you look at the material on the MSDN sites, it can be difficult to determine what you need to know or even how to use the information.  First off, it is important to have software the is up to date and functional.  Use this link to get started on downloading C#…

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Escape Velocity, Artificial Intelligence and Space Aliens

It appears that the one of the MoteAI coming in from interstellar space is changing its orbit so that it will pass over the Earth, but it is still traveling faster then 618 kilometers per second, which means that the MoteAI would still be able to fly out of the solar system with no additional…

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Artificial Intelligence: Fixing the Education system

Could cognitive artificial intelligence fix the K-12 education system in the US?  How would that work?  Would it lead to tyranny? Recently, Microsoft has started to work on tools (not based on AI) such as the Sharepoint Learning Kit (SLK), which looks very good for low cost class management and learning systems.  It would be…

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Artificial Intelligence in games: Looking at Turing’s first article on machine intelligence

Let’s take a look at the writings of Alvin Turing on machine intelligence.  What does this have to do with Xbox 360 games?  A lot, since the very first article on machine intelligence and it’s first paragraph is about a machine playing a game (from “Computing machinery and intelligence “ by A. M. Turing (see…

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Having fun with Artificial Intelligence

As schools that I work with are moving to add some game design to the curriculum, one of the components of game design is Artificial Intelligence. What is artificial intelligence?  Is it that terribly boring class you had to take after data structures in school, based on search, trees and blah-blahs.  Or was it the cognitive…

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Computer related jobs for college graduates in the US

There IS NO shortage of computer related jobs in the US.  These are the numbers that are INCREASES of the current number of jobs.  There are also openings for jobs that people retire from, get promotions into management, die, become disabled, etc.  Again the increase in jobs are over existing positions. The reason that there…

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