Artificial Intelligence Programs Kill Each Other In ‘DOOM’ For Our Amusement/Doom

Subscribe to UPROXX Share This Video We can all agree that teaching artificially-intelligent robots how to arm themselves with rocket launchers and create a murder carnival is just a fantastic idea. But these robots aren’t ready to be let loose outside our front door (yet). They need to train first. Luckily (luckily?) there’s VizDoom 2016, this year’s competition pitting AI programs against each other in a game of DOOM. Why DOOM? So we’re ready if Hitler comes back as a robot, of course. Or perhaps because the influential 1993 game has simple 3D maps and multiple gameplay styles, which makes it a handy touchstone for AI research. This year’s VizDoom held two competitions on Thursday. The first involved AIs with rocket launchers fighting each other to the death…


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