Artificial intelligence is taking hold of the gaming industry, and promises to revolutionize everything from eSports to in-game advertising.
The gaming industry is no stranger to artificial intelligence. Games as early as Space Invaders (1978) used computer-controlled, non-player characters (NPCs) to enhance the game experience for human players.
But the industry also played a crucial role in advancing AI technology.
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NVIDIA’s graphical processing units, which were originally developed to run games with demanding graphics, provided the hardware necessary to train machine learning algorithms on massive amounts of data.
This enabled the development of artificially intelligent algorithms that could learn to recognize complex patterns and apply that knowledge to new datasets.
Gaming is ripe with datasets, and could benefit in numerous ways from the applications of new, sophisticated AI technology.
Using CB Insights data, we analyzed how artificial intelligence is transforming the gaming industry and what the future holds.