AI meets Angry Birds

Jochen Renz, Xiao Yu Ge, Matthew Stephenson, Peng Zhang

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Could this be the year that AI is going to surpass human performance in playing the popular video game Angry Birds? The organizers of the annual AIBIRDS competition discuss the challenges involved.

Angry Birds by Rovio Entertainment is one of the most popular video games of all time. It is also a simple and intuitive game that even small children can play well after some practice. However, so far no AI system has been developed that comes close to human performance.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)328
Number of pages1
JournalNature Machine Intelligence
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • Angry Birds
  • AI and games
  • AIBIRDS competition
  • AI and robotics
  • internal physics
  • human performance


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