Samsung HBM includes super-fast, stacked memory die to move mountains of data to and from the processor. Given the high-performance computing required to teach computers to understand human language, Samsung’s HBM is the go-to memory for data centers training artificial neural networks for NLP.
4. Stay Tuned: Bespoke gaming
If you’re of a certain age, chances are that when you think of AI and gaming, you think of IBM’s Deep Blue besting chess legend Garry Kasparov in 1997. And indeed, many AI gaming algorithms focus on the logic behind games like chess and Go
But when it comes to role-playing games (RPGs), where a distinct plot is developed, AI and ML have not typically been used to propel narrative; not only have the memory and processing requirements been too expensive, but also, a certain amount of predictability is purposely built into games. After all, a game that is too hard
to predict wouldn’t appeal to most human players, who want to at least have a fighting chance at winning.
As such, game story arcs have traditionally been determined by decision trees, some of which are very sophisticated; but after repeated game play, non-playable characters (NPCs—that is, characters created and played by software) can end up being too predictable.
So, instead of using AI to build an ever-morphing, unwinnable game or super-smart NPCs, studios are beginning to explore the kind of deep learning needed to create intelligent, adaptive games
. These personalization algorithms would not only allow software to tailor games to individual players, accommodating player skill level, playing style, style, weaponry, etc., but even to design—or potentially help players design—entirely new games from scratch
on the fly. NPCs could adapt to suit a players’ personal preferences for language use and attitude.
These advanced capabilities may be a few years into the future, but Samsung’s HBM and graphics DRAM solutions will be involved in offering the performance, capacity and efficiency required to support next-generation AI and ML capabilities, in the world of gaming and beyond.