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Teaching "Machine Learning" / AI to play Pinball?


By okayestpinballer

7 months ago



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    #1 7 months ago

    Are there any examples of people using ML (Machine Learning) / AI to play pinball? How do the "machines" end up playing? I know a tiny amount about ML, but not enough to really understand what is trying to be achieved. Is it something as simple as attempting to hit the moving ball with the flippers to keep it in play or to actually learn the rules of a specific game and shoot the correct shots to achieve a high score?

    The topic is something I've always wondered about, but the post here was inspired by a Tweet I saw today:
    https://twitter.com/simonwaight/status/1184280497607700482

    Pinball AI/ML

    Then there is this Reddit post where someone used ML/AI to teach an iPhone (and some extra hardware to flip the flippers / press Start, etc) to play Pinball:
    https://www.reddit.com/r/MachineLearning/comments/744lb8/p_pinball/

    Know of any others?

    We have self-driving cars, but do we have self-playing pinball games?

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