Recently I stumbled upon DeepMind's "AlphaStar" project.
For those of you who are not up to speed with this, this is an AI created, using machine learning/neural networks to play Starcraft II. It is basically "handicapped" to play like a human in terms number of actions it can take per minute and to only be able to "see" what the screen is showing (like a human would). It was never programmed how to play. It just played itself millions (billions?) of times to figure out how to play.
It is REALLY good and able to play on ladder at the highest level, though still beatable by humans and with room for improvement.
I wonder how cool it would be if their next project would be to create WarhammerStar to play Quickbattles.
What kind of armies would it build? Would it find abusive builds that humans have not found yet? What novel tactics would it employ? How good would it get? Would this be harder then creating an AI that can play Starcraft II give that Starcraft has only 9 MUs while TWW has 100s?