The API is for the Starcraft Broodwar. If anyone knows of an API for the more recent Starcraft II, please post.
Does anyone remember that commercial with all the kids saying "I am Tiger Woods"? Today, just like at the time Watson triumphed, I like all others in my class at that time, feel like chanting with pride "I am an AI researcher!".
See "Evolving neural networks to play checkers without expert knowledge", K. Chellapilla and D. Fogel, IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, vol. 10, no. 6, pp. 1382 – 1391, 1999.
"An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup." - H.L. Mencken