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Genetic Algorithm discovers winning Star Craft strategy via RPS 
I don’t really understand StarCraft 2 but it clearly requires some strategic thinking as to how you would start the game (spawn your army), much like opening a game of chess. One player/ coder created ‘Evolution Chamber’, a system that processes random combinations of moves through a genetic algorithm to generate the best possible strategy. The algorithm found a particular sequence of moves that seem counter-intuitive yet produces a large army in little time, giving the player a strong advantage. Apparently the Star Craft community now widely adopts this strategy dubbed the 7-Roach Rush.

Genetic Algorithm discovers winning Star Craft strategy via RPS 

I don’t really understand StarCraft 2 but it clearly requires some strategic thinking as to how you would start the game (spawn your army), much like opening a game of chess. One player/ coder created ‘Evolution Chamber’, a system that processes random combinations of moves through a genetic algorithm to generate the best possible strategy. The algorithm found a particular sequence of moves that seem counter-intuitive yet produces a large army in little time, giving the player a strong advantage. Apparently the Star Craft community now widely adopts this strategy dubbed the 7-Roach Rush.


#Star Craft  #algorithm  #evolution chamber  

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