‘Grand Theft Auto’ Is Teaching AI How to Drive

And hopefully not much else. Most Popular TU Darmstadt/Intel Labs Created with Sketch. Sep 12, 2016 A team of researchers is using Grand Theft Auto V to teach artificial intelligence algorithms how to drive. Why use a game instead of something more real? It comes down to the trouble of making a convincing world for the AI to mess around in. As the team from Intel and Darmstadt University in Germany writes in their paper’s abstract, “creating large datasets with pixel-level labels has been extremely costly due to the amount of human effort required.” Advertisement – Continue Reading Below Video games, on the other hand, are already made and just waiting to be put to use. As the paper puts it: Their realism is not only in the high fidelity…


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