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AI Business Podcast 34: Winners don’t use cheats

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The ease of use and accessibility of computer vision tools is threatening some of the world’s most popular video game franchises

This week, the editorial team at AI Business looks at the latest developments in video games – which are making more money than movies and music combined, but remain something of a second-class citizen in entertainment.

Machine learning is coming to video games, and while this brings plenty of positive developments, we are going to discuss something unpleasant: the treat it poses to competitive online multiplayer.

With computer vision tools now easily accessible, a new generation of cheating techniques is ruining games while remaining virtually undetectable by common anti-cheat software, because computer vision doesn’t need to need mess with game files – all you need is the video output.

This is especially damaging for popular games like Call of Duty: Warzone or Fortnite, where aiming skills and fast reflexes often mean the difference between victory and defeat.

Look out for Ben’s feature on the topic later this week!

We also cover: Battlefield 2042! Unintended consequences of progress! Teenage angst!

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