Why ‘Magic: The Gathering’ is AI’s toughest challenge

Games make the perfect teaching environment for developers to train
machine learning models in, but which game produces the strongest
AI? You can put your money on DeepMind’s AlphaGo or OpenAI’s
DotA 2-playing machine, but we’ll take whichever one is the first
to master Magic: The Gathering – humanity’s hardest game. A
trio of scientists led by independent researcher Alex Churchill
recently published research in pre-print archive arXiv that appears
to establish that Magic: The Gathering, a collectible card game,
is “the most computationally complex real-world game known” in
scientific literature. While anyone whose ever tried to casually
get into tournament Magic…

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Why ‘Magic: The Gathering’ is AI’s toughest challenge