Microsoft is using Minecraft as a testing ground for AI

Recently we were all amazed and, admittedly, slightly frightened, as Google’s AI called AlphaGo played Go against world champion Lee Se-dol and emerged victorious more than once. The algorithms behind AlphaGo are inspired by the human mind, allowing it to learn from experience; it didn’t beat Lee Se-dol because it was programmed to win, it learned strategies by playing the game itself. AI such as AlphaGo that can learn like a human is an exciting branch of technology and if a recent announcement from Microsoft is anything to go by, it’s one we’re determined to develop further in some interesting ways.According to Microsoft, a team of their researchers is using the world of Minecraft to try and train an AI character to learn how to do things like climb to the…

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