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Prescription in 1986: Zanac. Artificial Intelligence in this retro shoot-em-up

I experienced the power of AI back in 1986 when I was about 10 years old. We owned an MSX home computer, and I am eternally thankful that I got my hands on my all-time-favourite shoot-em-up Zanac. Back then I played the game relentlessly. Sometimes I would sit down to win, or sometimes… I found out the game had Artificial Intelligence. Wow! Sometimes I would experiment with the AI.

Not this kind of AI. We’re not quite there yet in the eighties. Image by Thomas Meier from Pixabay

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Martin van Soest

Martin van Soest

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