Microsoft Using ‘Minecraft’ To Improve Artificial Intelligence

By Jackie Villegas , Christian Post Contributor March 17, 2016|3:15 pm 4J Studios/Twitter/Image AI researchers from Microsoft are using the popular sandbox video game “Minecraft” to speed up artificial intelligence innovation. The research project, which is currently being conducted at the Microsoft Research facility in New York City, aims to improve what researchers call general artificial intelligence, which is akin to the complex way human beings learn, decide, and resolve problems. Though numerous theoretical studies have been conducted on general artificial intelligence, researchers have been hampered by the lack of practical methods of exploring the technology. “Minecraft,” the intellectual property for which was acquired by Microsoft in 2014, provides the perfect setting for artificial intelligence research. It is a virtual world in which players can participate in an infinite number…


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