As a kid hanging out in my local arcade, me and my friends used to swear up and down that our computerized sf2 opponents would learn our strategies.
I wonder if anyone here might know whether that was the case. It feels as if it couldn't have been as simple as a finite state machine, because the opponent's tactics were definitely different depending on how early in the session you'd encounter them. And as each fight went on, it was as if old tactics would stop working. Brilliant games :)
anyways, I know it's a relatively open ended question. I had so many great memories playing that game, and it would be interesting to know whether the AI was that sophisticated, or otherwise what techniques it may have used so I can potentially use similar techniques in my own game designs.