A new application and car racing toy from AI start-up Anki showed off the artificial intelligence software that Anki has been developing: and it features cars that learn. In a demonstration at WWDC, the startup showed off a game where little cars raced around a track onstage, and tried take one car out of the race. The competitors learned from the driving behavior of the victim, firing weapons and adapting to the racing style of the player.

While the game showed the effectiveness of artificial intelligence in games, the start-up wants to move beyond games into the development of robotics. In the meantime though, the racing game will be released in the fall and retail for about $200.

Source: GigaOm