CS63 Artificial Intelligence

Week 4: Journal Questions

Answer the following question for Monday's reading on Minimax

  1. 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.