The first instance of AI/Machine Learning (ML) that I came across was Salty’s Dream Cast Casino on Twitch. This channel and it’s accompanying website SaltyBet allows viewers to earn fake currency to bet on fighting game matches. The matches are unique in that they’re powered by the M.U.G.E.N engine that allows importing of assets from various fighting games (such as characters and background locations) and let the engines AI battle it out. This channels been running 24/7 since it’s creation back which looks to be in 2013.
SeeBotsChat Invades Twitch
If you missed it, bots named Vladimir (aka Mia) and Estrogen (aka Mia) initialized and began streaming their conversation with each other on Twitch.
This post started as a 2017 resolutions list and it mutated into something else. I had to consolidate, revise, retool, and ended up with a set of goals and projects for 2017. I’m saying goals and projects since I feel that resolutions have gotten a bad wrap over the years. Come to think of it, I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone that’s actually accomplished their “New Years Resolutions” successfully. If you have, drop me a line on Twitter @TheKuroKuma, would love to hear about it.
Now, to the meat and potatoes of this brain dump/endless ranting which will end at some point. Heck, maybe I might inspire you to get that project you’ve been working on finished.
Streaming Schedule & Becoming a Twitch Partner
I’ve been streaming on and off over the last year. I get into short spurs in month intervals where I stream on a regular basis, then burn out. I think starting with a three day a week schedule is a good starting point. Here’s what I plan from January 10, 2017 to April 1, 2017:
- Tuesdays starting at 7:30PM San Francisco time/Wednesday 3:30AM GMT
- Thursdays starting at 7:30PM San Francisco time/Wednesday 3:30AM GMT
- Sundays starting at 9:00PM San Francisco time/Monday 5:00AM GMT
This should give me time for work, keep a regular stream schedule, mod for Lexi and Hunter’s channels, produce content, and ultimately grow the channel. Taking these steps, I hope to be able to apply for Twitch partnership and be accepted. This is the milestone to take things to the next level. Continue reading “2017 Goals and Projects, the Anti-Resolution”