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How Robots Will Beat Humans at Billiards

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Pool sim

Figure 4: Double shot execution, where the first target ball is pocketed to the center pocket and the second target ball, to the corner pocket.

Once a year, at the International Computer Olympiad, teams pit their AI software against others' in a variety of nerd-appropriate sports: chess, go, backgammon, etc. Since 2005, however, the ICO has also included computer simulations of billiards.

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