Monday, May 14, 2007

Fred is Dead! Quick! See if you can save him!

This is a guilty pleasure. Play the Flash based game to see if you can save poor Fred the bunny.

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Monday, February 19, 2007

Scrabble robot plays dirty....

Greetings Your Day listeners! Here is a bit more about that Scrabble playing robot we mentioned today...
ScrabbleBeating people at Scrabble is already no contest for computer programs, which can easily memorise entire dictionaries. Now a Scrabble-playing program has gone one better by playing dirty.

Developed by Eyal Amir, an assistant professor and PhD candidate Mark Richards, from the Department of Computer Science at Illinois, the program is able to predict which letter tiles other players hold, and use this information to choose moves which block a high-scoring word that an opponent might otherwise have played. This aggressive gaming style gives it the edge over previous Scrabble programs, which focus solely on maximising their own scores.

qv: College of Engineering | University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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