Queen to e4. Checkmate! I lost again… to the game! Artificial Intelligence (AI) has left mere mortals in the dust when it comes to computer games. As frustrating as it is, our minds simply cannot process the millions of possibilities a computer can handle within nanoseconds.
However, for us nerd gamers, AI also offers a significant opportunity. Can we use AI to break computer games to make them better? And can we train AI to play even more like humans for enhanced results?
These are the questions Lionbridge’s Emmanuelle Rodrigues Nunes ponders every day. A Brazilian native now based in the U.K., Nunes is a Senior Data Scientist at Lionbridge who is assigned to work with Microsoft. She uses complicated AI strategies to make games more stable, more reliable, and more fun to play—all at scale.
This fall, she presented two abstracts on AI’s revolutionary impact on game play during the Royal Statistical Society (RSS) International Conference in Manchester, England. Nunes is both a member and fellow at RSS.