What is Strife AI LLC?

Games have been fertile ground for the development of artificial intelligence (AI) for decades.  In 1997, IBM’s Deep Blue supercomputer defeated Garry Kasparov in a series of chess matches that signaled the end of humanity’s monopoly on intelligence.  Today, Google’s Deep Mind and Open AI have continued this tradition by dominating humans in a variety of games from Atari classics to Starcraft 2.  It is obvious the value that games can provide in pushing the limits of AI research, but it is now possible that we can use AI to create new kinds of games.  At Strife AI, we are developing a software platform to allow video game developers to leverage the latest machine learning (ML) techniques.

With billions of dollars up for grabs, competition in the gaming industry is extremely fierce.  Players have both limited time and money, so game development studios of all sizes are looking for cutting-edge gameplay to entice players to their games.  ML is a promising area for unlocking new kinds of player experiences, but many small game development studios lack the expertise needed to add this technology to their games. ML engineers can demand substantial salaries in other software industries, which further exacerbates this problem for small-budget studios.  By creating an affordable and reusable software package, Strife AI can enable these companies to attract new players and sell more games.

Every existing game genre could use ML. Consider the following examples:

  • A basketball game where you coach your team how to make game winning plays.  Instead of having to program your teammates through some sort of hard-to-comprehend interface, you can simply show the characters a demonstration of what you are looking for.  This is similar to how you might coach people in real life.
  • A pet simulator where you train dogs to perform tricks in order to impress the judges.  Because the dogs can actually learn, you can create new behaviors that were not programmed into the game.

Now is the perfect time to move on this opportunity. With our strategic focus on building an innovative software platform for game developers, Strife AI is in an ideal position to fill this need.