Minecraft Is Now a Playground for AI Experiments

Project AIX is on a mission to build more intelligent technology by introducing AI to the most popular video game ever created, Swedish developer Mojang’s Minecraft. In an Arxiv paper published Monday, five Microsoft computer scientists describe developing AIX, a platform which allows the team to use Minecraft as a digital testing ground for improving the capabilities of AI. Microsoft has revealed that it is using Minecraft for Artificial Intelligence research with Project AIX and the company is using Minecraft to let AI learn how to climb a hill. Like a baby taking its first steps, the Minecraft character will endure a lot of trial and error, including falling into rivers and lava pits (okay, not exactly like a human child). Academic researchers can already make use of it under…

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