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Play This Submarine Strategy Game and Help the U.S. Navy
The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency,which some may recognize as a founding father of the Internet, is developingantisubmarine warfare drones and has released a video game hoping tocrowdsource some of the tactical AI behind them.TheACTUV Tactics Simulator,released by DARPA just a few days ago, is a
simulator challenging players to "keep track of elusive submarines" in ways thathave "never been thought of before.""Can you outsmart an enemy submarine commander and keep him from escapinginto the deep?" DARPA asks.Players will be put in charge of the Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) ContinuousTrail Unmanned Vessel (ACTUV), basically a sub-hunting drone. The submarinesthey'll be chasing are working from AI that incorporates "actual evasiontechniques" used by real commanders.