Artificial Intelligence Learns How To Play 'Mortal Kombat'; Update For 'Mortal Kombat X' PC Detailed! [VIDEO]By Ernest Aguila, UniversityHerald Reporter
The difficulty-bar might have just been raised for all fans and avid gamers around as news of an artificial intelligence (AI) was just reported to have learned how to beat humans in playing video games, more specifically on "Mortal Kombat." Moreover, the recent update for the PC version of "Mortal Kombat X" might have brought the game up to speed with its console versions.
In recent news, it was reported that artificial intelligence has already figured out how to play video games on the iconic SNES, the famous Nintendo home entertainment console during the nineties, Motherboard learned.
It was stated further that a team of graduate students, who studied at the Israel Institute of Technology, recently configured a platform that would enable an artificial intelligence to set its algorithms on an array of games, such as "F-Zero," "Wolfenstein," and "Mortal Kombat."
It was noted by the same publication that the program, which the students called the Retro Learning Environment (RLE), was able to defeat an "expert human player" after a process of trial and error.
Moreover, it was also reported that this program will have actual practical uses beyond video games. It was reported that Shai Rozenberg, one of the students who came up with designing the platform, plans to use these algorithms to solve real problems. By enabling an artificial intelligence's transferable skills, it would allow machines to accomplish tasks by training themselves through deep learning.
It was also mentioned that the students are now planning for the algorithm to tackle on more complex games, such as "Grand Theft Auto."
In light of this, the latest update on the PC version of "Mortal Kombat X" was said to have brought the game at par with its console versions, Eurogamer reported. The 28Gb patch was reported to have fixed a lot of the issues that were ignored by NetherRealm for the PC version.
It was noted by the same publication that the patch resolved and improved the netcode, rebalances in the game, and a set of graphic features. Despite the fact that PC gamers will still have to pay for the Kombat Pack 2 DLC, this is most definitely a good way to bring back the interest of PC gamers.