Machine Learning on Twitch, the Next Big Thing?

One of my first attempts at Machine Learning

The first instance of AI/Machine Learning (ML) that I came across was Salty’s Dream Cast Casino on Twitch.  This channel and it’s accompanying website SaltyBet allows viewers to earn fake currency  to bet on fighting game matches.  The matches are unique in that they’re powered by the M.U.G.E.N engine that allows importing of assets from various fighting games (such as characters and background locations) and let the engines AI battle it out.  This channels been running 24/7 since it’s creation back which looks to be in 2013.

Example of MUGEN from Twitch.tv/saltybet
Screen shot of PacMan vs Terra (Final Fantasy VI) from Twitch.tv/SaltyBet

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2017 Goals and Projects, the Anti-Resolution

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This post started as a 2017 resolutions list and it mutated into something else.  I had to consolidate, revise, retool, and ended up with a set of goals and projects for 2017.  I’m saying goals and projects since I feel that resolutions have gotten a bad wrap over the years.  Come to think of it, I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone that’s actually accomplished their “New Years Resolutions” successfully.  If you have, drop me a line on Twitter @TheKuroKuma, would love to hear about it.

Now, to the meat and potatoes of this brain dump/endless ranting which will end at some point.  Heck, maybe I might inspire you to get that project you’ve been working on finished.

Streaming Schedule & Becoming a Twitch Partner

Twitch GlitchI’ve been streaming on and off over the last year.  I get into short spurs in month intervals where I stream on a regular basis, then burn out.  I think starting with a three day a week schedule is a good starting point.  Here’s what I plan from January 10, 2017 to April 1, 2017:

  • Tuesdays starting at 7:30PM San Francisco time/Wednesday 3:30AM GMT
  • Thursdays starting at 7:30PM San Francisco time/Wednesday 3:30AM GMT
  • Sundays starting at 9:00PM San Francisco time/Monday 5:00AM GMT

This should give me time for work, keep a regular stream schedule, mod for Lexi and Hunter’s channels, produce content, and ultimately grow the channel. Taking these steps, I hope to be able to apply for Twitch partnership and be accepted.  This is the milestone to take things to the next level.  Continue reading “2017 Goals and Projects, the Anti-Resolution”

How to Sub to a Channel with Your Free Subscription with Twitch Prime

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No doubt you enjoy the benefits of Amazon Prime (see the full list of what you get with Amazon Prime and try free for 30 days), but have you linked your Twitch account and your Amazon Prime account to get Twitch Prime?  If you’re asking what Twitch Prime is, it super charges your Twitch account with free loot for your favorite games, ad-free viewing, and a free channel subscription every 30 days.

This how to guide will cover how to link your Amazon Prime and Twitch accounts so you can benefit from Twitch Prime while enjoying the best streaming service on the Internet.

  1. Make sure you’re logged into your Amazon account and Twitch account, then head over here twitch_prime_1 Continue reading “How to Sub to a Channel with Your Free Subscription with Twitch Prime”