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Author:Ivars Peterson; Science News Online
Description: Researchers in Alberta are working to create a computer program that plays championship poker. The current version of the Alberta poker program, named Loki for the Norse god of mischief and chaos, already plays a strong game, but it isn't ready yet to win a world championship. Meanwhile, computer science Daphne Koller of Stanford University is developing a poker-playing program based on game theory, which offers mathematical techniques for determining optimal strategies...

Levels: High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Articles, Instructional Packages/Games
Math Topics: Game Theory

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