While there’s some good stuff on show there, you can also see some of the agent’s limitations, especially when it comes to thinking ahead. While they’re capable of acting immediately in response to threats, when left alone they “will eventually start to spin around to look for something to do”.


Which is funny now, but these are self-learning agents. Every time they play, they’re getting better, and it’s only a matter of time before they start reaching the point where it’s tough for a player to determine who’s a real player and who is just some AI running around in a uniform.

The potential for these agents is two-fold: Nordin not only sees them as a superior replacement for bots, but as useful for quality assurance and testing as well.