Enemy AI Design in Tom Clancy’s The Division (Part 1 of 2) | AI and Games

in 2016 Tom Clancy’s the division brought players together in the war-torn streets of Manhattan fighting against a variety of enemy factions as well as one another Ubisoft RPG shooter carries a diverse range of enemies to keep players on their toes but unlike other games covered on the show to date the division needs to deal with the practical issues of being an online cooperative game and how to manage all sorts of AI systems for thousands of players across the world I’m Tommy Thompson and welcome to AI in games a series on research and applications of artificial […]

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Mars’ Largest Volcano – Olympus Mons

This is Mars. Three billion years ago it had active volcanoes. One still remains, the largest volcano in the solar system. The cliffs leading to it are over nine kilometers high. Mt. Everest would sit comfortably in their shadow and those are just the foothills. This is the awe-inspiring Olympus Mons. It covers an area the size of Arizona. Its crater alone is 85 kilometers wide. Yet a structure this size would require millions of years to form, time that volcanoes on Earth never get. On Earth, the crust is always moving. Deep below a single hot spot pushes magma […]

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Multiverse: One Universe or Many?

It’s 8 o’clock. Do you know where your Universe is? Start by imagining a tropical lagoon To the fish that live here this watery world is all their reefs This lagoon is their entire Universe they have no idea there’s anything beyond. Well, they are fish… and that theirs is actually just one of a huge number of boddies of water on Earth surface – some like theirs and some very different. So now that you are fish what if you include that this world of ours is just a tiny lagoon in something much bigger? Could your fish brain […]

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How Auckland Volcanoes Erupt

Auckland City is built on a field of small volcanoes, about 50 of them. And some of these volcanoes you can see as you drive around the city – they’re obvious cones. other volcanoes are really just holes in the ground, and that tells us about the different styles of eruption that have taken place in Auckland during the past quarter of a million years. Beneath Auckland there is a hot-spot in the mantle, we think at a depth of about 80 to 100 kms and in this hot-spot rocks are melting and producing magma. The magma segregates and it […]

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Can Goats Predict Volcanic Eruptions?

The Argentata dell Etna is a breed of goat found nowhere else in the world. Each morning, Gaitano herds his animals out onto the slopes of the volcano. The goats will eat just about anything. But Gaitano knows that on the upper slopes of Etna, there are glades of a yellow flower that he thinks gives his goats milk a unique taste. Gaitano has been working on the mountain his whole life, and in that time, he’s noticed some bizarre behavior in his animals. He believes that the goats behave erratically, not just during one of Etna’s eruptions, but before […]

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Using the Earth as Inspiration: Learning Geology at Valles Caldera

There is simply just so much a person can understand, so when you get a number of one-of-a-kind groups collectively, that is the place you really start to gain knowledge of new things. And the scientists that have been around us from the State of Mexico, and across the entire United States of America as good, has been instructing these kids on how do their work. They were opening their eyes into how much geology is around them and how much they rely on it for their every day lives. These kids were hungry for training. They had been in the […]

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Earth’s Tilt 2: Land of the Midnight Sun

Think that you just live in North america, and sooner or later you call up your buddy in Norway, up by means of the North Pole. You guys are speakme, and you are making plans to go talk over with him next summer. So any time subsequent summer season works for you? Yep. Any time is excellent for me. Adequate, how about June? That’s summer for you, correct? Of course. In a few months, June rolls round, and also you hop on the plane for your Norwegian trip. You guys are hanging out one night time, when he says– I […]

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Hong Kong’s huge protests, explained

The people of Hong Kong are out in the streets. Hundreds of thousands are demonstrating against a deeply unpopular bill. But this is about a whole lot more than a bill. Its about the status of Hong Kong and the power China has over it. Its a fight to preserve the freedoms people have here. And it all started with a murder. On February 8, 2018, a young couple, Chan Tong Kai and Poon Hiu-Wing, went from their home in Hong Kong to Taiwan for a vacation. They stayed at the Purple Garden Hotel in Taipei for nine days. But […]

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Βαρυτικός Φακός / Gravitational Lensing – Rogue Astrophysics

Whats up! I’m Eleni, i am an astrophysicist, and at present i will inform you a narrative concerning the Universe, about galaxies far away and a couple of designated manner so as to found them! Gravitational lensing! So let’s journey back in time when the Universe was once nonetheless a "little one". Lately, two impartial groups of astrophysicists used the method of gravitational lensing with a view to gain knowledge of distant galaxies in excessive detail. The primary group learned probably the most far away spiral galaxy when the Universe used to be most effective 2.6 billion years old. The […]

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Everything, The Universe…And Life: Crash Course Astronomy #46

Whats up all people. Phil Plait here with Crash course Astronomyfor one final time. Weve come a ways together, you and i, from the banging opening of the Universe to its far, a ways, future; from subatomic scales to superclusters of galaxies. Weve watched the sky, mapped the way it looks to us from the ground, after which sailed out into the black to examine its denizens up close. And one among my favourite constituents weve seen how human beings, persons like you and me, have labored over the centuries to determine all these things out. Had been lovely clever […]

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