James Morgan

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Final Class Paper

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As video games evolve, the role of artificial intelligence also referred to as AI has been essential. Games have come a long way from being small and having rudimentary logic to being extremely complex and narrative-driven. This research paper will dive into the vast history of AI in gaming, following its path from the simple ball-paddle mechanics of Pong, to the intricate entanglements presented in modern games such as Fortnite, Call of Duty, League of Legends, and more. The interplay between game design and AI development doesn’t just show how far we have come in technological advancement, but rather it shows our creative evolution. Who would've thought 50 years ago, you’d be able to play games with players across the world at the same time? What can we expect in the next 50 years as AI continues to develop?