Grand Theft Auto V Is Helping Self-Driving Cars Learn To Drive

Grand Theft Auto V replicates almost any situation a driver could face: city traffic, pedestrians, car accidents, clogged freeways. What better school for self-driving cars to learn how to drive?MIT Technology Review reports that a team of researchers at Intel Labs and Darmstadt University in Germany is using GTA V as the basis for a machine learning program that could lead to safer, better self-driving cars.Machine learning is the process by which computers learn, taking in and crunching huge amounts of data to learn lessons that can then be applied generally to a variety of situations. In other words, pretty much what human beings do through trial-and-error, only computers can achieve this much faster than we can.In order for machine learning to work, however, you need to generate the data…


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