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人工智慧

AI時代下人工智慧與線上市場的完美結合

「人工智慧」的概念廣泛應用於現代生活中各種領域。AI時代的來臨,全面改變了各產業的運作模式與方
案。近幾年開始有不少國家紛紛將AI應用於線上博奕,不僅大幅提昇遊戲技能、創造大量商機,也能有效
地協助玩家克服賭癮,博彩娛樂更能細水長流,為博奕市場上的業者及玩家帶來雙贏的進展!
Artificial Intelligence in Online Gambling
What is Al’s role in gambling?
The concept of “artificial intelligence” is extensively used in various spheres of modern life, especially those
related to computer and Internet technologies. What it is and how it can be applied to the gambling industry-
all these questions are answered in Slotegrator’s current review.
The academic notion of “artificial intelligence” (AI) stands for the process of creation and development of
intellectual computer software. A distinctive feature of such software is the ability to process and analyze
information, as well as to accomplish intellectual and creative tasks.
First AI was applied to gambling in the middle of the last century. American cybernetic scientist Arthur Samuel
was the first one to create a type of software that allowed mainframe computers to play checkers with humans.
During the gameplay, the system was learning by itself, improving its gaming skills based on previous
experience.
In 1962, the program managed to beat R. Neely, the best USA checker player of that time. Particularly this
incident triggered further observations and AI software evolution.
Today, there exist a lot of ideas regarding Al development. Broadly speaking, they can be divided into two
types: the first one is based on a semiotic approach, and the second – on the biological one.
As for the first type, the program attempts to copy the human mind, while the second one makes use of natural
evolutionary algorithms, functioning as biological neural nets, resulting in intellectual activities.
Currently, a remarkable progress has been reached in development and integration of programs of the second
type. Consequently, a technology of machine learning, also known as Deep Learning, is successfully used in
iGaming.
The AI based programs are used in overcoming gambling addictions, retaining regular players, as well as for
scientific and educational purposes.
Inventions on current market
of LTTE cating
Today there are several effective solutions on the market. Last year BtoBet successfully presented its innovative
AI platform for online casinos. In a very short time, the software was tested on the global gambling market and
proved to be quite effectual.
The main task of the new software platform is to track player’ s actions and react to them, identifying potential
needs of the user. It is one of the most important tools of customer retention technique.
The platform responds to the player’s behavior in various environments and systems: social networks, mobile
applications, etc. By doing so, it is getting easier to meet the needs of the most capricious online casino visitors
quickly and efficiently, subsequently increasing online gambling popularity.
The AI concept was also used in poker for cognitive and scientific purposes. This game has always attracted
attention of various researchers and scientists, a fact that contributes to the online gaming popularity in
general.
Poker is known as a game based on incomplete data, since it implies randomness, while the number of possible
gaming combinations is indefinite. Texas Hold’em is one of the most common types of poker with practically
no limitations to the number of combinations.
The first full-fledged program for poker was launched and tested in 2015. Several world leading poker players
battled with the AI supercomputer Claudico.
The next famous developments of the AI were introduced by the scientists from the University of Alberta,
University of Charles and the Czech Technical University. During an experiment a system called DeepStack AI,
played around 44 852 times against 33 world’s strongest professional players, actual members of the
International Federation of Poker. Consequently, throughout all the games, the AI system showed successful
response results of 492 mbb/g (milli-big-blinds per game). The final figures are thought to be quite high-
about 100 mbb/g among experienced players.
Current Libratus systems created at the University of Carnegie Mellon and based on AI are considered as the
most effective ones. This system was internationally recognized as the one with the maximum effectiveness
after its landslide victory in games against humans during a 20-day poker tournament. The game of Texas
Hold’em was carried out in one of Pennsylvania’ s casinos within participation of world’s four best poker
players.
In recent years, many countries have been seriously considering the gambling addiction problem. In order to
prevent ludomania, lawmakers have been continuously introducing different bans on gambling activities,
measures that turn out to be not very beneficial for the development of the said industry. As it has been shown
in recent studies, the AI systems can be very effective in combating gambling addiction and its consequences.
Consequently, recent studies carried out by the University of London have a significant value for the entire
gaming industry. According to the scientists, they managed to elaborate a unique system based on the AI
allowing to detect a pathological addiction to gambling, even before it transforms into a real addiction.
In order to create such a unique gaming platform, researchers have teamed up with a well-known software
developer BetBuddy.The new version of BetBuddy platform has become one of the most advanced solutions in
the gaming industry. It keeps track of user’ s gambling behavior in casinos through using AI technologies.
Player’s behavior model is identified through using inference mechanisms and neural networks, as well as
random forest algorithms, indicating and signalizing the exact time when players reach problematic levels. This
mechanism enables online casino operators to decide either to block problematic accounts or to apply some
limitations to them, etc.
Features of the platforms
These days the most interesting solutions of practical implementation of AI technologies in gambling are
offered by two developers – BetBuddy and BtoBet.
Sabrina Soldà, the Head of Marketing at BtoBet, commented on the idea of AI implementation in the online
casino industry: “Today, due to highly competitive environment, the gaming market requires special tools and
intelligent platforms in order to adjust to the needs and expectations of players worldwide. Over the past year,
BtoBet solutions have caught the eye of many operators from different countries. For this very reason, we have
decided to expand the global market coverage.
BetBuddy developers and scientists from the University of London observed the following facts regarding
practical use of the AI technologies: “We have presented an innovative system with artificial intelligence aimed
at prediction of problems based on player’s behavior, as well as at displaying of potential gambling
addictions. It is solely based on mathematical algorithms. Integration of the platform into online casino
websites will help operators to monitor potential problematic players, as well as to improve their customer
service.”
The future belongs to AI
John McCarthy, who was the first one to introduce the concept of “artificial intelligence” back in 1956, said:
“As soon as it starts functioning, we no longer call it artificial.”
The mankind has often used the AI in various fields of its activity, without even thinking about it. It’s just an
everyday reality. Currently, the concept of the AI is applied practically everywhere, particularly in the areas
connected with computer technologies. As it is frequently claimed by various researchers, the potential power
of the AI is limitless and often exceeds human capacities.
Slotegrator’ s experts do not consider surprising the fact that high-tech and iGaming industries are actively
developing gradually integrating AI systems into modern online casino platforms. Taking into consideration the
latest trends, the future is all about the superpowers of Artificial Intelligence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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歐美訊息篇

Flash時代即將結束NetEnt率先全面升級HTML5

Flash時代進入尾聲,面對網路產業生態的重大改變,線上博奕遊戲開發商NetEnt率先將70種以上經典遊
戲轉換為HTML5模式,並同步研發了移動設備的版本。


Adobe Flash自推出以來,由於存有大量嚴重的安全漏洞,讓Mac、PC用戶暴露在危險之中,飽受摧伐。為求電腦、手
機等設備的安全性與續航力的改善與進步,Adobe在官方部落格正式宣布,預計在2020年,Adobe将停止Flash Player
的更新跟下載服務。 Google也跟隨他們的腳步,透過聲明表示在2020年底前將自Chrome當中完全移除Flash。另外,
微軟也宣布將在2020年底從Windows系統中完全移除Flash Player擴充程式。
Flash時代的結束,意味著網路產業生態即將產生重大改變。雖然目前還有部分網站及遊戲仍使用Flash格式,但不少科
技巨頭早已預見此情況,提早佈局與停用Flash的準備。瑞典頂尖線上博奕遊戲開發商NetEnt
日前宣佈已將70種經典遊
戲轉換為HTML5模式,且所有桌面遊戲的移動版本也已經開發出來,讓玩家無論在電腦前或是旅途中,皆能享受到高
品質的遊戲。
NetEnt首席產品言Henrik Fagerlund表示:「我們擴大了新技術的覆蓋面,關鍵是我們能夠讓玩家以不同的設備繼續
玩自己喜歡的遊戲。近期升級的遊戲有Dracula, Jackpot 6000、Excalibur、Spellcast等四款經典遊戲。隨著手機遊戲
市場的發展,我們必須通過這些進步繼續成為行業的領導者。」
目前NetEnt旗下所有的老虎機遊戲與桌面遊戲(RNG)都已升級完畢,而視頻撲克以及百家樂等特定遊戲也在持續改
版。

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