Google’s New Artificial Intelligence Wins First Place In Fortnite
Google’s AlphaGo has taught us that machines are becoming smarter than men in several fields. This time it’s Fornite, one of the most played games nowadays of the Battle Royale genre. This game is played by thousands of people, especially young people, who play the game for non-stop hours. This is problematic because many people are forgetting about their family and friends, and about several activities like working or even eating food. Google decided to put an end to that problem.
Making a AI machine play Fortnite is an extremely hard. That’s why a group of Google researchers decided to collaborate in a new project to beat the shit out of any Fornite player and always win in first place. The AI was only taught the controls. Nothing else. They put it on random servers, with random players, to play during 24 hours.
To speed up the process, they made the AI change the server whenever it was killed. So it was playing and learning during 24 non-stop hours, just like normal Fornite players, but faster.
After 24 hours, the machine managed to win its first match, and it hadn’t lost a match ever since. The AI machine learned how to kill lagged players, how to build an entire empire in 1 millisecond and learned different strategies from different players.
The next big step will be to make this machine connect to 90% of Fortnite servers, so it will beat the shit out of every other player. This decision will be taken by the Google’s CEO himself.