Google’s DeepMind ‘Lab’ opens up source code, joins race to develop artificial general intelligence

Image: DeepMind website This has been a major week for open sourced AI. On Monday, nonprofit research group OpenAI announced Universe, a software platform that includes thousands of games and acts as a virtual “curriculum” to train AI on, OpenAI’s Jack Clark told TechRepublic. Following right on its heels came Google’s announcement that DeepMind, its machine learning platform, has created a “lab.” The DeepMind Lab offers a 3D training environment, and its entire code library is now available on the open source hosting service GitHub. With Universe, OpenAI aimed to address a primary challenge for AI research, which is a lack of “a large variety of realistic environments [for AI agents to] learn progressively more complex skills, and where we can accurately benchmark their progress,” the company stated. By making…


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