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Researchers Use AI to Automate Video Game Genre Classification

Genre classification is the sort of thing that any platform or marketplace that is trying to show users any kind of content would need to work on because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up allowing users to have an easier time coming upon something or the other that they might be interested in at any given point in time. With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that while music, film and TV shows tend to be easy to classify using some kind of an algorithm this is not true for games due to the reason that they have a lot more detail to them that can make them difficult to classify into genres automatically.

A team of researchers from Western Kentucky University have ended up creating an AI model that would be able to accurately analyze video games and sort them based on genre. This AI uses a variety of different data sets, including the cover of the game, the title, any description that it may have been given as well as genre classifications that already exist for the game. This has made it easier for them to sort games into genres, something that could have a widespread impact on the industry.

This impact would come from players being able to more easily sort through games and find ones that are of interest to them. Shops can use this AI as well to put forward games that they feel might sell more. It might also give a boost to gaming services such as Steam since being able to sort games by genre is a very beneficial thing to be able to do and it can help make it more likely that gamers would want to check a new game out.


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