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Game Coding Complete, Fourth Edition by David Graham, Mike McShaffry

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CHAPTER 18AN INTRODUCTION TO GAME AI

by David “Rez” Graham

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Artificial intelligence (or simply “AI”) is our attempt to make computers think. While we’ve gotten rather good at mimicking certain behaviors, especially in game development where players are willing to suspend disbelief, we have yet to come anywhere close to truly emulating the human brain. I have no doubt that we will one day achieve this feat and very much hope that I’m alive to see it. I often wonder what will become of these artificial creations of ours and how they will be treated. Think about it—an artificial brain with the capability to think and reason as we do. Will it also ...

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