AI Playing Games: Crash Course AI #12

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Can AI beat humans at tic-tac-toe? The 12th episode in the Crash Course Artificial Intelligence series focuses on teaching computers how to play games. Scholars learn about historical attempts to teach checkers and chess, and see how the minimax algorithm applies to tic-tac-toe.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have classmates try to describe algorithms for a tic-tac-toe game before watching the video
Classroom Considerations

  • Learners should be familiar with the games chess, checkers, and Go
  • Video briefly references quantum computers, so it is beneficial if viewers understand the difference between quantum and traditional computers
Pros

  • Young people will likely be interested in the gaming aspect
  • Thorough explanations make the concept clear
Cons

  • None
Common Core