Human vs. Machine: The 2016 Two Sigma Cup

Posted on April 25, 2016
Two guys playing air hockey and a room full of viewers cheering

When you give people time away from their desks to do something creative, a lot of innovation can happen.

Each year we like to challenge ourselves with a hard, but fun, engineering problem. It always involves programming artificial intelligence systems to battle in a head-to-head competition. In previous years we’ve built AIs to play computer games, card games, and shuffleboard against our employees and each other.  2016’s epic battle saw humans and AIs squaring off across an air hockey table. That’s right—we programmed AIs to play air hockey. How you might wonder? Who won? View our video recap to find out and witness the complete story.

air hockey puck