CS63 Artificial Intelligence

 Journal Questions

 Answer the following question for Monday's reading on Minimax

  1. Describe in your own words how the minimax algorithm operates.
  2. Do you think the minimax algorithm mimics the way humans play games? Briefly explain your answer in 3-5 sentences.

 Answer the following questions for Wednesday's reading on Alpha-Beta Pruning

  1. What is the point of adding alpha-beta pruning onto the Minimax algorithm?
  2. Define the term evaluation function. When is an evalutation function necessary for AI game players?

 No journal response needed for Friday.