while True: learn() is a promising new game that teaches you machine learning as you play, with you taking on the role of a machine learning specialist and earning cash for the tasks you complete.
It’s a little complex, but in essence machine learning is that it’s a method of data analysis that uses algorithms to iteratively learn from data, finding hidden insights without explicitly being told where to look. It’s an important new tool that has has created a seismic shift in programming and has many real world applications, such as social media, news feeds, search algorithms, fraud detection and even self driving cars – in fact Google is obsessed with it and is planning on building some form of machine learning into all of its products in the future.
So machine learning is a pretty important tool in modern day programming then, and while True: learn() plans to teach you how to use it while still remaining fun to play. In the game you take on the role of a programmer who is given different tasks to complete, such as creating a Chess bot or optimising a scientific library. It uses a simple drag and drop interface, with you adding different components to each system and connecting them up to create the optimal results. You can work as a freelancer or run a startup company, earning cash for your creations, and also learning some real machine learning programming skills along the way.
while True: learn() may not be the most visually spectacular game that we’ve featured on Alpha Beta Gamer, but it is one of the most ambitious. It’s a game that plans to make learning a complicated programming tool fun and easily accessible to everyone. That’s no mean feat and could inspire a whole new generation of programmers.