Cats Teach Machine Learning in Upcoming Title Learning Factory

What do you get when you combine Cats, Factorio, and Machine Learning?

Published: January 26, 2021 11:03 AM /


Learning Factory

Learning Factory, a factory automation game where the goal is eventually learn to understand cats, is releasing on Steam's Early Access on February 18. Players will "design and build increasingly big and complex factories to make goods for cats, and analyze their data with machine learning models" until players discover what they are saying. How does it work? Check out the steps that players will follow below:

  • Renovate an abandoned factory on Mars
  • Design and automate production chains
  • Produce and sell exquisite goods to cats
  • Collect and analyze data with Machine Learning
  • Scale and make the factory more efficient
  • Get deeper into real Machine Learning and cats

Learning Factory teaches you machine learning?

Yep. The game is designed to educate and has the backing of real scientists and "implements real-work machine learning models." Don't let the cutesy aesthetic fool you, because looks are deceiving, especially when it comes to Learning Factory. While playing the game players will receive data that analyzes what cats like and dislike (scratch my head and fill my food, human), and use that data with machine learning models to discover what cats are really saying (scratch my behind and fill my water dish, human). By testing what cats like with your cat scientists, you can put together models that help you create the ultimate cat pleasing toy, and learn the basic concepts of machine learning aren't that difficult.

Learning Factory will be available on Steam's Early Access on February 18. Its Alpha is also currently available on Steam, where it will be available until February 4. If you want to join the community, be sure to check out the Discord here and the developer's Twitter here.

What do you think of this announcement? Are you curious about machine learning? Are you willing to learn it? Let us know in the comments!

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