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Konami Creates Artificial Intelligence To Identify Yu-Gi-Oh! Cards

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If you think you or your friends are good at Yu-Gi-Oh!, just wait until you start playing the machines.


At this year’s Computer Entertainment Supplier’s Association meeting, Konami revealed it had developed AI-enabled tech that can identify the 9,000-plus Yu-Gi-Oh! playing cards.

According to Nikkei, the first system Konami created could only identify half the cards correctly after learning them over the course of a twenty-day period. Konami realized that this system wouldn’t be usable, so it a technique called “translucent composite learning.” CG versions of the cards were created with two variations merged into semi-transparent compositions.


The result was a new AI system that was able to learn all 9,000-plus Yu-Gi-Oh! cards in a four-to-five day span with a hundred percent accuracy rate.

Now that AI has learned the cards, it’s only a matter of time before the machines can play them.

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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