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Research and Markets: Global Social Gaming Market 2014-2018 with EA, King ... - Business Wire (press release)

Research and Markets: Global Social Gaming Market 2014-2018 with EA, King ... - Business Wire (press release) | Video Game Executive | Scoop.it

Research and Markets: Global Social Gaming Market 2014-2018 with EA, King ...
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Social games gained popularity when the social networking site, Facebook, and the popular game, Farmville, by Zynga Inc.

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The Little Vikings aims to be the largest social game to date

The Little Vikings aims to be the largest social game to date | Video Game Executive | Scoop.it
Hooqt's platform for casual online gaming is described as being built “by gamers, for gamers.” The platform's first game, The Little Vikings, is an ambitious release, with Hooqt claiming it's one of the largest social games ever ...
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Robots can now officially imitate humans and how police uses facial recognition to catch criminals via @qz

Robots can now officially imitate humans and how police uses facial recognition to catch criminals via @qz | Video Game Executive | Scoop.it
A computer that has convinced humans it is a 13-year-old Ukrainian boy has potentially passed a benchmark for artificial intelligence for the first time. The programme, named "Eugene Goostman" and created by Russian developers, managed to convince 33% of the judges that it was human at an event at the Royal Society in London, The Independent reported. The so-called...

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Interesting news but the editor seems to have missed the point in pairing it with a Terminator pic and not one of the Blade Runner VK test...

 

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I am wondering this has not been a bigger news event. When I was studying programming in the 80s - about the same time when Blade Runner movie referenced here came  out - beating the Turing test was a big deal and the holy grail of computer science. Now that it has been beating I would have expected it to be big news.


Implications for digital transformation are potentially huge but I guess 2 technologies make the result less newsworthy:

1- we have seen IBM Watson computer win Jeopardy contest a few years ago, proving that human-like behaviour is possible and successful;

2- Google voice recognition and to a smaller extent Apple siri have made voice recognition and text understanding available to the masses - although with varying levels of success


This does not however and reduce the potential impact that passing theTuring test will have over business digital projects.One should plan to include systems that interact with users - at least in very controlled environment - a key component for solutions such as diagnostics reporting, information querying and guidance systems.

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New consoles, online gaming to drive double digit industry growth till 2017: Report

New consoles, online gaming to drive double digit industry growth till 2017: Report | Video Game Executive | Scoop.it
New consoles, online gaming to drive double digit industry growth till 2017: Report: According to a report by French research firm IDATE, the global video (New consoles, online gaming to drive double digit industry growth till 2017: Report:...
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3 Reasons To Keep Your Eyes on the Gaming Industry

3 Reasons To Keep Your Eyes on the Gaming Industry | Video Game Executive | Scoop.it
Gaming was once a fond pastime, a fun hobby at best. That time has long since passed! Gaming has evolved over the last decade crafting itself into a multi-billion dollar industry.
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Has game investing turned into a gold mine or risky bubble ...

Has game investing turned into a gold mine or risky bubble ... | Video Game Executive | Scoop.it
With such huge deals, it's easy to get overly excited about the opportunities in games. So we discussed the topic at the recent Videogame Economics Forum in Angoulême, France (which has a video game university and is ...
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Interesting viewpoints, particularly on the major issue of data analytics

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The Uncomfortable Truth at the Heart of Mobile Gaming

The Uncomfortable Truth at the Heart of Mobile Gaming | Video Game Executive | Scoop.it
But as I learn more about mobile gaming, I start to see the developer's point. Most people outside the game industry don't realize that free-to-play games, by far the most successful mobile game category, are often supported ...
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With 'Sev Zero,' Amazon battles gaming giants - The Seattle Times

With 'Sev Zero,' Amazon battles gaming giants - The Seattle Times | Video Game Executive | Scoop.it
With 'Sev Zero,' Amazon battles gaming giants The Seattle Times Over the past year, two dozen or so developers at Amazon Game Studios raced to create “Sev Zero,” a video game that's not so much a blockbuster as it is a window into Amazon's gaming...
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Game QA & Localisation Europe - Sony reveals automated QA successes and challenges

Game QA & Localisation Europe - Sony reveals automated QA successes and challenges | Video Game Executive | Scoop.it

Nathan Barguss, Senior Engineer at Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, tells Gaming IQ how the company has employed automation techniques to enhance Quality Assurance and outlines where pitfalls and hurdles remain...

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Atari Plans to Expand Business to Online and Mobile Gaming Sectors

Atari Plans to Expand Business to Online and Mobile Gaming Sectors | Video Game Executive | Scoop.it
Online and mobile gambling looks to be the best option for the future of Atari (RT @DiamondStream1: Atari plans to expand business to online and mobile #gaming sectors http://t.co/KUCfDZbNmX)...
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Most anticipated games to see at E3 2014 - CNET - CNET.com

Most anticipated games to see at E3 2014 - CNET - CNET.com | Video Game Executive | Scoop.it
Though much at E3 is kept under wraps until showtime, there's already a slew of announced games and rumored exclusives to get excited about. Here are the titles to look out for.
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Google Play Games app brings social gaming to Android

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Google Play Games app brings social gaming to Android: Google has launched a new app for its Play Games social gaming service. (Google Play Games app brings social gaming to Android: Google has launched a new app for its Play Games social...
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Nielsen study indicates mobile games aren't “cannibalizing gaming time” - VG247

Nielsen study indicates mobile games aren't “cannibalizing gaming time” - VG247 | Video Game Executive | Scoop.it
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According to a recent Nielsen study, mobile games is helping bolster engagement in console gaming.
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Game Play On Mobile Devices Enjoys Upswing - MediaPost Communications

Game Play On Mobile Devices Enjoys Upswing - MediaPost Communications | Video Game Executive | Scoop.it
Game Play On Mobile Devices Enjoys Upswing
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The huge popularity of games like Candy Crush and Angry Birds have put the spotlight on mobile devices as gaming platforms in recent years.
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NVIDIA to abandon smartphones, focus on gaming and cars ...

NVIDIA to abandon smartphones, focus on gaming and cars ... | Video Game Executive | Scoop.it
If you've been dreaming of a gaming-oriented smartphone bearing NVIDIA's mark, better keep on dreaming. CEO Jen-Hsun Huang has practically come out saying that it has had enough trying to compete in the smartphone ...
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Poor earnings in Q1 for gaming industry - Korea JoongAng Daily

Poor earnings in Q1 for gaming industry
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Major gaming companies either barely managed to maintain their earnings performances or slipped slightly.
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Game QA & Localisation Europe - Unity explains the pros and cons of automation for QA

Game QA & Localisation Europe - Unity explains the pros and cons of automation for QA | Video Game Executive | Scoop.it

Game developers have made notable progress in taking an automated approach to Quality Assurance. QA Director Thomas Petersen of Unity joins Gaming IQ to shed light on the changes and pitfalls ahead of his talk this June…

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