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The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Future Technology

The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Future Technology

The term “Artificial Intelligence” (AI) was first coined by McCarthy in preparation for a 1956 summer research project at Dartmouth College. It was defined at the time as “the science and engineering of making machines intelligent” (The Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and the Simulation of Behaviour 2017). This research project is now widely considered to be the initial catalyst that projected AI into becoming its own discipline (Moor 2006). The field has come a long way since…

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Let’s Learn Unity 2D – Text Adventure Game

Let’s Learn Unity 2D – Text Adventure Game

For information and navigation, check out my post that introduces this Unity series here. TL;DR? Skip to the game.   This Week At last, we have come back to the Text Adventure game from the start of the course. As I mentioned in my Block Breaker post, I got a little bit overexcited while planning my text adventure and subsequently tried to do far too much. In fact, the final product only contains about a third of what was originally planned and even…

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Let’s Learn Unity 2D – Glitch Garden

Let’s Learn Unity 2D – Glitch Garden

For information and navigation, check out my post that introduces this Unity series here. TL;DR? Skip to the game.   Plans For The Future Glitch Garden marks the halfway point in the Ben Tristem’s Unity course. It’s also the last 2D game. As such, I feel like it’s also a good place to take a break. As much as I have enjoyed this course, I feel that it’s time for me to move onto something different. The main reason I started this…

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Let’s Learn Unity 2D – Animation

Let’s Learn Unity 2D – Animation

For information and navigation, check out my post that introduces this Unity series here.   This Week It’s been a month since I started the Udemy Course, and I have managed to make it to the halfway point. Hopefully, I will have finished it all by the end of next month. Now, I was planning to have finished Glitch Garden for this week’s post, but it is turning out to be a bit more intricate than the previous games. In the meantime, why not…

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Let’s Learn Unity 2D – Laser Defender

Let’s Learn Unity 2D – Laser Defender

For information and navigation, check out my post that introduces this Unity series here. TL;DR? Skip to the game.   Reflections on my Scheduling Before we start, I would like to go over the results of my scheduling so far. The main aim of announcing the dates of my blog posts publicly and ahead of time was to force myself to have some accountability (a Tim Ferriss trick). Fortunately, I don’t seem to have any problem uploading my posts, but uploading them…

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Let’s Learn Unity 2D – Block Breaker

Let’s Learn Unity 2D – Block Breaker

For information and navigation, check out my post that introduces this Unity series here. TL;DR? Skip to the game.   Wait, what happened to the Text Adventure game? The eagle-eyed among you may have spotted that the next post was supposed to be the Text Adventure game. So, what’s happened? Well, I recently watched a very useful webisode about creating your first game by Extra Credits. In this episode, the concept of a Minimum Viable Product is discussed in detail. This is fundamentally…

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Let’s Learn Unity 2D – Number Wizard UI

Let’s Learn Unity 2D – Number Wizard UI

For information and navigation, check out my post that introduces this Unity series here. TL;DR? Skip to the game.   This Week After the first introductory section of the Udemy Course, Ben Tristem and the GameDev.tv team take us through a basic scripting algorithm. Later on in the course, this script is then reused to show how to add a User Interface (UI). As I have already done a fair bit of coding, and to make sure that I pack all the juicy…

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Let’s Learn Unity 2D

Let’s Learn Unity 2D

Introduction Since I was very young, I’ve enjoyed making and sharing games. Further back than I can remember, I used to cut out a bunch of cardboard shapes, draw some characters on them, and then harass my parents and my sister until someone agreed to play my latest game. Later, after my dad started letting me play the original Sims on his laptop, I moved onto computers. I was still only making point-and-click or similar mouse games using PowerPoint, but I was…

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Samstag und Sonntag

Samstag und Sonntag

This Weekend At last, the weekend has arrived! In the last two days of my challenge coincided with the Isarinselfest. During this festival, the long road next to the Isar river becomes full of stalls, all selling different types of food and drink. Of course, there is a lot of German cuisine on display. Wishing to end my week in style, I donned my best Lederhosen and headed down. About two years ago, I happened to be in Munich during the…

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Freitag

Freitag

Today After my break yesterday, I was feeling refreshed and ready to speak to some more locals. I headed over to the Botanischer Garten in Munich with my girlfriend. There were sections of the garden that were separated into different rooms so that the correct climates can be maintained. Some of the more exciting areas included a rainforest room, a cold chamber, and a Jurassic… joint (sure, that works). You can find out more about all the different rooms on the Botanischer…

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