On Wednesday, 17 people were killed in a mass shooting at a high school in Florida, a scenario that has become all too familiar to anyone who reads the American news. Now that the obligatory genuflection at the altar of thoughts and prayers has been completed, pundits and politicians around the country have moved on to the next step in the uniquely American ritual of gun … [Read more...] about Kentucky governor blames video games for school shootings
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You knew it was coming. I knew it was coming. It comes after every shooting involving a young person, with the predictability of the sun rise. Say their ridiculous invective with me now: “The problem is video games.” This time, the mouthpiece delivering the opinion was Kentucky governor Matt Bevin. Governor Bevin raised the subject while speaking with radio host … [Read more...] about Governor blames shooting on ‘cultural problem’ of video games *sighs*
In the wake of a shooting that left at least 17 dead on Wednesday in a high school outside Boca Raton, Florida, Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin (R) focused on violent video games as part of a "culture of death that is being celebrated" and leading to these kinds of incidents. "There are video games that, yes, are listed for mature audiences, but kids play them and everybody knows … [Read more...] about Video games, not guns, to blame for school shooting, says Kentucky gov.
Google’s DeepMind team last week revealed a speedy new approach to training deep learning networks that combines advanced algorithms and old school video games. DeepMind, the team responsible for AlphaGo, appears to believe machines can learn like humans do. Using its own DMLab-30 training set, which is built on ID Software’s Quake III game and an arcade learning … [Read more...] about DeepMind taught AI how to multitask using video games
In September of last year, the developer of Firewatch issued a DMCA takedown against now infamous YouTuber PewDiePie after he used a racial slur during a live stream of another title. The incident didn’t make headlines only because of PewDiePie’s profile or the fact that the game Firewatch wasn’t directly involved—this also represented a rare instance of … [Read more...] about The (still) uncertain state of video game streaming online