1. Steam uses machine learning for its new game recommendation engine  Ars Technica
  2. Steam’s new Interactive Recommender is built for finding ‘hidden gems’  The Verge
  3. Steam's New Customizable AI Tool Scans Your Playtime And Tells You What To Buy Next  Kotaku
  4. Valve "Steam Labs" To Open Experimental Features To Public Testing  GameSpot
  5. Steam's new 'Interactive Recommender' uses machine learning, not tags or reviews, to tell you what to play  PC Gamer
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Neural network analyzes billions of playtime hours to make game suggestions.Neural network analyzes billions of playtime hours to make game suggestions.

Steam uses machine learning for its new game recommendation engine | Ars Technica

Neural network analyzes billions of playtime hours to make game suggestions.Neural network analyzes billions of playtime hours to make game suggestions.

Steam uses machine learning for its new game recommendation engine | Ars Technica

Valve has launched an "Interactive Recommender" that recommends games based on what people with similar tastes enjoy, part of a larger initiative called Steam Labs.Think Last.fm, but for video games

Steam’s new Interactive Recommender is built for finding ‘hidden gems’ - The Verge

Valve has opened its internal experiments to the public with "Steam Labs," a dedicated segment of the site where you can check out works-in-progress.Valve has opened its internal experiments to the public with "Steam Labs," a dedicated segment of the site where you can check out works-in-progress.

Valve "Steam Labs" To Open Experimental Features To Public Testing - GameSpot

Valve has unveiled a new experimental feature on Steam called the Interactive Recommender that it hopes will, once the kinks are worked out, give players better, more personalized recommendations about games they might like. Rather than relying on tags, the system is built on a "neural network model" based on your playtime history and "other salient data," and updates its recommendations in real-time through adjustable preferences for game age and "popularity" so you can tune its suggestions on the fly."We train the model based on data from many millions of Steam users and many billions of play sessions, giving us robust results that capture the nuances of different play patterns and covers our catalog. The model is parameterized so that we can restrict output to games released within a specified time-window, and can be adjusted to prefer games [with] a higher or lower underlying popularity," Valve explained in a blog post. Amazon Prime Day deals: see all the best early offers right here. body .hawk-widget{--trd-blue:#2f6e91;width:100%;letter-spacing:normal;}._hawk.subtitle~.hawk-widget[data-widget-type=price]{margin:16px 0;}@media (min-width:600px){._hawk.subtitle~.hawk-widget[data-widget-type=price]{margin:0;min-height:128px;float:right;clear:none;width:50%;}.fancy_box_body ._hawk.subtitle~.hawk-widget[data-widget-type=price]{float:none;width:100%;}}.icon~.hawk-widget{clear:both;}@media (min-width:400px){body .buyingguide .product .hawk-widget.bg-price{float:right;width:40%;}}"These parameters are exposed to the user, allowing you to select whether to see only recent releases in the results, or go all the way back to include games released a decade ago. Similarly, you can choose whether to see mainstream hits, or deep cuts from the catalog. Regardless of the settings of the sliders, the results will always be personalized and relevant to the individual user."Interestingly, Valve doesn't give the model explicit information about games, but instead lets the machine learn about them during the initial training process. That includes things like tags and review scores: Users can filter their recommendation results with tags, but tags are not part of the underlying model."In fact, the only information about a game that gets explicitly fed into the process is the release date, enabling us to do time-windowing for the release-date slider," Valve wrote.The net result is a recommendations page that varies greatly depending on how you tune it. If I go all-in for "popular" new games, for instance, my top three results are Enderal: Forgotten Stories, Rage 2, and Blood: Fresh Supply; moving the release window slider to the opposite side of the scale (which goes back ten years), I get Portal 2, Rise of the Tomb Raider, and the 2013 Tomb Raider reboot. Moving the popularity slider to "Niche" mixes it up even further, with lesser-known games like Hedon, Epitasis, Xing: The Land Beyond, and I Can't Escape: Darkness.The new system uses a 'neural network model' to learn what you like, and give you popular or niche recommendations.

Steam's new 'Interactive Recommender' uses machine learning, not tags or reviews, to tell you what to play | PC Gamer

Steam Labs is out now, an experimental showcase of new features for Steam. A bit of a mixed bag in their initial showing, ti would seem.

Steam Labs is Valve's public showcase of new Steam features | Rock Paper Shotgun

A new section in the game store contains Steam's works in progress, including a machine-learning recommendation engine.A new section in the game store contains Steam's works in progress, including a machine-learning recommendation engine.

Valve's new Steam Labs is a place for weird experimental Steam things - CNET

Valve announced Steam Labs today along with three work-in-progress experiments: Automatic Show, Micro Trailers , and the Interactive Recommender. Valve announced Steam Labs today along with three work-in-progress experiments: Automatic Show, Micro Trailers , and the Interactive Recommender. 

Valve releases first batch of Steam Labs experiments you can try now

Three experiments are active today.

Some of Valve’s Experiments are Going Public via Steam Labs – VRFocus

Meet Steam Labs: Six-second trailers, an automated video of all the latest Steam releases, and machine learning are Valve's latest tools to combat the nonstop glut of new releases.Meet Steam Labs: Six-second trailers, an automated video of all the latest Steam releases, and machine learning are Valve's latest tools to combat the nonstop glut of new releases.

Valve's intriguing 'Steam Labs' experiments help you find new games to play in a sea of releases | PCWorld

Video Game News, Community, Videos, & ReviewsValve has revealed Steam Labs, a totally new section on Steam that allows users to test projects they currently have in development. Here’s a rundown on the new platform: ROUGH, EPHEMERAL EXPERIMENTS These are works in progress. Some of them may turn out great. Others, we may toss out. We hope that most will be […]

Valve Announces Steam Labs, a New Platform for Users to Test WIP Projects - Niche Gamer

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Valve is tinkering with the way Steam works, and it wants you to try those experiments for yourself. It's launching a Steam Labs section with usable "works-in-...Valve is tinkering with the way Steam works, and it wants you to try those experiments for yourself. It's launching a Steam Labs section with usable "works-in-...

Steam's new experiment hub includes AI-based game recommendations

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Steam can now “magically generate a show about the latest and greatest games” | PCGamesN