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We're excited to announce that Newgrounds has partnered with OpenAI, a non-profit artificial intelligence research company that aims to carefully promote and develop friendly AI in such a way as to benefit, rather than harm, humanity as a whole. Elon Musk (Tesla, SpaceX, Hyperloop) is one of the founders.

This partnership involves Universe, a software platform for measuring and training an AI's general intelligence across the world's supply of games, websites and other applications.

When you publish a game on Newgrounds, you now have the option to include it in the Universe research project, where an AI will attempt to learn and play your game while documenting the results. Look for the checkbox at the bottom of your project details form (screenshot below), with information and terms of participation. Once your game passes judgment on NG, it will be pushed to Universe.

You can also submit your existing games to this project, which we hope many developers will do. Simply click the red pencil icon on the top right of your game page to access the project details, then read and agree to the OpenAI terms. You will need to then click the publish button and complete the publish process for your game to be submitted.

The results of your game being played by the AI will be publicly available - we'll be looking into tying that data back to your game project on NG, so it's easy to find.

We hope this will be a fun experiment for game developers, while progressing AI in a way that is open and beneficial to all!

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Response to NG & OpenAI Partnership 2016-12-05 11:54:00 (edited 2016-12-05 11:54:33) Reply

I can't believe @tomfulp sold out to skynet


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Response to NG & OpenAI Partnership 2016-12-05 11:55:31 Reply

Whoa, that sounds AWESOME!

Is there any chance the AI will get its own user account? I would like to see its medals and stuff like that in the future.


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Response to NG & OpenAI Partnership 2016-12-05 12:00:26 Reply

I've always wondered whether Second Wind could be played in a way that you ALWAYS win with any class (even the harder ones like Blackguard) consistently, every time. I think the true test of a good roguelike is when the rng doesn't get in the way of the player.


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Response to NG & OpenAI Partnership 2016-12-05 12:08:27 (edited 2016-12-05 12:09:55) Reply

At 12/5/16 11:55 AM, deathink wrote: Whoa, that sounds AWESOME!

Is there any chance the AI will get its own user account? I would like to see its medals and stuff like that in the future.

That's a darn good question, I'm gonna ask about that. As far as I know it plays the games off-site so that won't be an option, but maybe it could be.


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Response to NG & OpenAI Partnership 2016-12-05 12:19:22 Reply

Very cool, grats NG

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Response to NG & OpenAI Partnership 2016-12-05 12:27:59 Reply

@tomfulp Cool! Now does this work with flash games? Or is it more like a html/Unity game type thing?


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Response to NG & OpenAI Partnership 2016-12-05 12:31:33 Reply

At 12/5/16 12:27 PM, Megacharlie159 wrote: @tomfulp Cool! Now does this work with flash games? Or is it more like a html/Unity game type thing?

Primary focus is Flash games although expecting HTML5 games to work as well.


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Response to NG & OpenAI Partnership 2016-12-05 12:34:07 Reply

Keen!

I, for one, welcome our new robot overlords.

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Response to NG & OpenAI Partnership 2016-12-05 12:39:07 Reply

Nice! It'd be great to see some notoriously difficult games get added. I want to see a computer perfect Lastman.

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Response to NG & OpenAI Partnership 2016-12-05 12:42:23 Reply

This ought to be interesting! I want to see the AI take on Cathode Raybots :3


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Response to NG & OpenAI Partnership 2016-12-05 12:43:14 Reply

Oh, this is absolutely awesome!
I'll try to do this for one or two of my games, if possible!
Cool stuff.

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Response to NG & OpenAI Partnership 2016-12-05 12:45:41 Reply

Weirdly enough, I just listened to this podcast earlier today, where Artificial Intelligence, and games where also brought up at some point:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ih_SPciek9k

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Response to NG & OpenAI Partnership 2016-12-05 13:06:12 Reply

At 12/5/16 12:31 PM, TomFulp wrote:
At 12/5/16 12:27 PM, Megacharlie159 wrote: @tomfulp Cool! Now does this work with flash games? Or is it more like a html/Unity game type thing?
Primary focus is Flash games although expecting HTML5 games to work as well.

@tomfulp Ok! :D


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Response to NG & OpenAI Partnership 2016-12-05 13:16:37 Reply

Well, does it matter what type of game? I don't think submitting art games or interactive fiction would be of much help, would it?

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Response to NG & OpenAI Partnership 2016-12-05 13:23:26 Reply

robots playing hentai games. The future is now


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Response to NG & OpenAI Partnership 2016-12-05 13:29:20 Reply

Sounds like NG is getting a new Letter-Bot!

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Response to NG & OpenAI Partnership 2016-12-05 14:04:17 Reply

I know that eleventyfour people have already posted this same concept, but I just need to say that this is the coolest thing ever.


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Response to NG & OpenAI Partnership 2016-12-05 14:04:28 Reply

If only they had a usecase for developing an Artificial Retardation system their bot could just scrape the BBS.

Joking aside, pretty cool that NG is helping to advance science!


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Response to NG & OpenAI Partnership 2016-12-05 14:34:28 Reply

Crazy! I was just reading up on OpenAI earlier this morning!

When you say "The results of your game being played by the AI will be publicly available" does that mean there will be a video showing the computer play, learn and adapt to the game? Or will it just be a document of scores, times and things like that?

I would LOVE to see a video of a computer attempting to learn a game. It would be especially fun when a game is procedurally generated, because then it would have to learn general "rules" rather than some one specific combination of timed actions.


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Response to NG & OpenAI Partnership 2016-12-05 15:07:28 Reply

make sure it has plenty of 'adult' experience, we need sex robots dangit!

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I'm not sure what this is used for but I would guess it has something to do with the game? and you losing? right?

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Response to NG & OpenAI Partnership 2016-12-05 15:17:08 Reply

At 12/5/16 12:42 PM, Saminat wrote: This ought to be interesting! I want to see the AI take on Cathode Raybots :3

I've actually hesitated to add that since it also has the build a Raybot mode which could result in a billion raybots being built, although that would require being logged in which the AI currently won't be... So maybe would be totally fine and it would figure out to fight the Raybots.


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Response to NG & OpenAI Partnership 2016-12-05 15:17:37 Reply

At 12/5/16 01:16 PM, hotdogtopus wrote: Well, does it matter what type of game? I don't think submitting art games or interactive fiction would be of much help, would it?

Any game should be fine, I think!


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Response to NG & OpenAI Partnership 2016-12-05 15:19:02 Reply

At 12/5/16 01:23 PM, ninjamuffin99 wrote: robots playing hentai games. The future is now

Was waiting for someone to bring that up... We're excluding adult rated content, as hilarious as that would be to see.


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Response to NG & OpenAI Partnership 2016-12-05 15:19:58 Reply

At 12/5/16 01:29 PM, Alexander wrote: Sounds like NG is getting a new Letter-Bot!

In a perfect future, the existing NG bots will partake in the singularity some day. Then they can do my job after I'm dead.


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Response to NG & OpenAI Partnership 2016-12-05 15:24:13 Reply

At 12/5/16 02:34 PM, Noodle wrote: When you say "The results of your game being played by the AI will be publicly available" does that mean there will be a video showing the computer play, learn and adapt to the game? Or will it just be a document of scores, times and things like that?

Not 100% sure about just how much data will be recorded and accessible.


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Response to NG & OpenAI Partnership 2016-12-05 15:30:11 Reply

will there be a partnership available for people wanting to lend their games for AI used for evil?


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Response to NG & OpenAI Partnership 2016-12-05 15:33:58 Reply

At 12/5/16 03:30 PM, Luis wrote: will there be a partnership available for people wanting to lend their games for AI used for evil?

I think the mobile app stores will be covering that.


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Response to NG & OpenAI Partnership 2016-12-05 15:35:12 Reply

This sounds like a fun experiment! I can't wait to see what will come out of it.

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Response to NG & OpenAI Partnership 2016-12-05 15:38:39 Reply

Take MY spot on the leaderboards? Fat chance

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