Programming an AI-based 2048 game (Part 1: Presentation)

Origin of this project

Few years ago, I followed and completed a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on the Coursera platform about Machine Learning. This MOOC has been created (and it is regularly updated since) by Andrew Ng, a Professor at Standford University who also happens to be the co-funder of Coursera and the founding lead of Google Brain…

To me, this MOOC was the very first introduction to what more and more people are now calling “Artificial Intelligence” (AI). Whether we use Machine Learning or Artificial Intelligence terminology, we see more and more use cases where systems have to perform a narrow task based on some algorithms and (history) data.