Intelligent Machines: Can an AI run like Usain Bolt?

Intelligent Machines: Can an AI run like Usain Bolt? By Stephen Beckett BBC Click TV 1 October 2015 From the section Technology The runner hobbled his way along the track – one knee dragging behind him along the floor, the other leg clawing frantically towards the finish line.It wasn’t a style of running you or I would probably choose, but then this particular technique had been invented by an Artificial Intelligence (AI) on my laptop. For the latest episode of Click we set ourselves the challenge of creating our own AI – one capable of learning to play the computer game QWOP. This hobbling knee-dragger was the very best of his generation, and this is the story of how he learned to walk. QWOP is a deceptively simple game -…


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