Minecraft to Be Used for Experiments in Artificial Intelligence

News By Thom Peart Posted on March 14, 2016 The machines are rising! Minecraft may be one of the biggest games in the world right now. Its popularity stemming from allowing players to do almost anything. Your only limitation to what you can build is your imagination. However, it looks like the game is also going to be used for something very interesting indeed. BBC is reporting that scientists are going to start using Minecraft to evaluate and develop AI software come July. Microsoft believes that Minecraft is perfect for this task because it’s more “sophisticated” than other AI research simulations and is cheaper to use. “This is the state-of-the-art,” said Prof Jose Hernandez-Orallo from the Technical University of Valencia. “At this moment there is nothing comparable, and this is just in its…

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