Minecraft to run artificial intelligence experiments

Minecraft to run artificial intelligence experiments By Leo Kelion Technology desk editor 14 March 2016 From the section Technology Image copyright Microsoft Image caption The AIX platform will let researchers test their artificial intelligence software in Minecraft’s worlds Minecraft is to become a testing ground for artificial intelligence experiments.Microsoft, owner of the popular video game, revealed that computer scientists and amateurs will be able to evaluate and develop AI software using its virtual landscapes from July.The company says Minecraft is more “sophisticated” than existing AI research simulations and cheaper to use than building a robot.One expert said it had great potential.”This is the state-of-the-art,” said Prof Jose Hernandez-Orallo from the Technical University of Valencia, one of a small group of academics given early access to the software. “At this moment…

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