1. Valve Has a New Recommendation Tool That Could Fix a Major Annoyance With Steam  IGN Africa
  2. Steam's New Customizable AI Tool Scans Your Playtime And Tells You What To Buy Next  Kotaku
  3. Steam Labs Lets You Test Valve Experiments Like Machine Learning  Tom's Hardware
  4. Valve's launch Steam Labs, a collection of experimental new store features  Rock Paper Shotgun
  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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Steam Labs will give customers access to experimental features, including a new machine learning-based recommender.Steam has a smarter recommender that could fix a major problem.

Valve Has a New Recommendation Tool That Could Fix a Major Annoyance With Steam - PC

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

Steam bounced back from a rather confusing game sale by starting its own mad science space to play with AI and machine learning — and some of the things its coming up with are kind of fascinating. For context, Steam recently held its annual summer sale, and, as always, simply offering most of its considerable […]

Steam sequesters strange AI experiments into a new 'Lab'

“Valve launches Steam Labs: preview beta features that might never make it into Steam https://t.co/q3phd1g6y8”

Eric Vanderburg on Twitter: "Valve launches Steam Labs: preview beta features that might never make it into Steam https://t.co/q3phd1g6y8… "

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

Valve has launched a new (but experimental) feature for Steam that builds a layer of interactivity onto the storefront’s existing recommendation system.Valve has launched a new (but experimental) feature for Steam that builds a layer of interactivity onto the storefront’s existing recommendation system.

Gamasutra - Steam embraces machine learning with new interactive recommendation tool

With the unveiling of the new Steam Labs online hub today, we can have a glimpse at what developer Valve has been experimenting with. With the unveiling of the new Steam Labs online hub today, we can have a glimpse at what developer Valve has been experimenting with.

Steam Labs Lets You Test Valve Experiments Like Machine Learning

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

"Steam Labs" is Valve's new experiment hub, which lets anyone test out various "rough, ephemeral" work-in-progress features across the storefront and give the company their feedback."Steam Labs" is Valve's new experiment hub, which lets anyone test out various "rough, ephemeral" work-in-progress features across the storefront and give the company their feedback.

Valve launches 'Steam Labs,' a new hub for testing out experimental features - TechSpot

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

Steam introduced a new "interactive recommender" today, dubbed, um, Interactive Recommender. According to Valve, they've apparently heard our cries for better tools to help us discover games specifically tailored for the individual player. Steam introduced a new "interactive recommender" today, dubbed, um, Interactive Recommender. According to Valve, they've apparently heard our cries for better tools to help us discover games specifically tailored for the individual player.

Steam Leverages Machine Learning in New Interactive Recommender - MMORPG.com News

Like most companies, much of what Valve (the company behind the hugely popular Steam game store) tinkers with behind the scenes never sees the light of day. Concepts are born, torn apart and rebuilt, and sometimes tossed away without anyone outside the company ever seeing a hint of it. Seems Valve is trying to change […]Like most companies, much of what Valve (the company behind the hugely popular Steam game store) tinkers with behind the scenes never sees the light of day. Concepts are born, torn apart and rebuilt, and sometimes tossed away without anyone outside the company ever seeing a hint of it. Seems Valve is trying to change […]

Steam Labs lets you peek into Valve’s experimental projects – TechCrunch

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 Software is launching Steam Labs. This is website where Steam customers can test out prototype new features to help discover games.Valve Software is launching Steam Labs. This is website where Steam customers can test out prototype new features to help discover games.

Valve launches Steam Labs to publicly prototype new store features | VentureBeat

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

Valve announced a new subset of features for Steam called Steam Labs, a location for players to try out some of the Steam store's work-in-progress features.Valve announced a new subset of features for Steam called Steam Labs, a location for players to try out some of the Steam store's work-in-progress features.

Valve Announces Steam Labs Experiments including Interactive Recommendations

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

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

Valve has been known to try out various things with their massively popular online video game store when it comes to features and the like, and while some have worked, those that couldn't be retooled to work were left in the dust. That said, it looks like Valve has continued to work on new and [...]Valve has been known to try out various things with their massively popular online video game [...]

Steam Labs Announced to Introduce Experimental Features