Online Class Notes (Alex) (S)

Homework

Do some writing and focus on the grammar you learned in class today.

Pick an article you like in “Nature magazine” or “Science magazine”, and summarize it.

Vocabulary

work overtime 加班
eg. I have to work overtime, sometimes until 10pm.

intellectually (intellect = mind / intelligence)
eg. I feel intellectually excited / stimulated by my new job.
eg. This job is intellectually challenging. (it’s very challenging for your intelligence)
eg. This man is intellectually superior. (this man has a superior intelligence)

Speaking

I’ve got a very interesting point. Our company has a video game which is called “Ball Battle”. It’s a game for multiple users competing with each other. You can control a ball and try to hit other’s balls. If you hit one you get bigger and the biggest one wins the game. It’s kind of like LOL. In this game you must have many users so one can match with each other. If you don’t have enough users then you can’t start a game. What’s the relationship of the game with AI? We have been the AI technology in this game. We train the AI as a user to play with real people. We are cooperating with a AI company in which the founders are the former employees of Tencent. So their AI technology is very advanced. In our game we have user’s technology and the AI users can play well, it can master some complicated control of the ball, so for real people, you can’t nearly see the difference between an AI user and real people. With the AI technology, the spend time of our users has increased, which means the real people are more engaged. They’re enjoying playing with the AI. That’s an example that AI can help the video game industry and help to increase the market size of the video game industry.

revised

I’ve got a very interesting point. Our company has a video game which is called “Ball Battle”. It’s a game for multiple users competing with each other. You can control a ball and try to hit others’ balls. If you hit one you get bigger and the biggest one wins the game. It’s kind of like LOL. In this game you must have enough users to make sure that they can start new rounds. If you don’t have enough users then you can’t start a game. What’s the relationship between the game and AI? We have been using the AI technology in this game. We train the AI as a user to play with real people. We are cooperating with an AI company in which the founders are the former employees of Tencent. So their AI technology is very advanced. In our game we have AI technology and the AI players can play well, it can master some complicated control of the ball. So for real people, you nearly can’t see the difference between an AI player and real people. With the AI technology, the time spent on the game by our users (or the “playing time of our users”) has increased, which means the real people are more engaged. They’re enjoying playing with the AI. That’s an example of how AI can help the video game industry and help to increase the market size of the video game industry.

Grammar

How to use “match” as a verb?

  1. A and B match = they’re on the same level

eg. Our profit this year matches last year’s.
eg. China matches America in terms of GDP.

2. A and B match / A matches with B = A and B suit each other

eg. you have to make sure the key matches with the keyhole
eg. this jacket and these pants really match.