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Smarts for Serious Games

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Science  01 Oct 2010:
Vol. 330, Issue 6000, pp. 31
DOI: 10.1126/science.330.6000.31

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Games with ulterior motives such as teaching or training people—known among researchers as "serious games"—are on the rise, providing a cheap and safe supplement to on-the-job training. But serious games face big problems because of their simple programming. A computer scientist presented a solution to those problems at the meeting: a new architecture for serious games that uses artificial-intelligence techniques similar to those in some of the latest video games.