Monday, 27 August 2012

The Texan's performance so far

After a few weeks the Texan has been doing quite well.  Having played 123 games the Texan has won 74 games.  I'm fairly happy about that.  More won than lost. 

There are a few things that I have learned as part of making this poker player.  The main one is that you need to think about the inputs to an artificial neural network.  You may provide information that is required for the game, but you need to consider how easily it would be possible to evolve a network to interpret the inputs in the correct way.  Could you pass in the information in a different form which would make evolution easier?

I am also thinking about potential new projects.  I could expand on poker and make the Texan even better, or could move on to other areas, like Blackjack, Roulette or other casino games.  Or obviously I could go back to Desert Rat.  I have neglected it a bit due to having to work on the Texan and maybe I should look at that again.  I am not sure at the moment, I might give it a few days and have a good think.

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