Games That Teach

Games can teach. I think most of us know that. But did you know that games can also teach computers? Yep. Try this game. It was created by my friends Andrew and Melissa at USC's Institute for Creative Technologies.

The game's goal is to see what actions people can recognize and use the actions of people to inform machine learning.   In Andrew's words:

"The ultimate goal is to build a system that allows people to create their own movies (involving shapes), and have the computer automatically author a textual narrative that describes their movie in anthropomorphic terms."

 

Pretty cool.