Microsoft’s Minecraft-based AI tool is now public

Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) announced on Friday that its Project Malmo system, which tests Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the game Minecraft, is now open source, and anyone -with some knowledge in programming- are free to use it. Back in March, Microsoft unveiled an artificial intelligence platform based on Minecraft. At the time, it was called Project AIX. It’s worth mentioning only a private beta version was available for AI academic researchers. The now-called Project Malmo allows using the Minecraft server as a platform where AI elements can be inserted. Researchers were looking to develop AI systems that could be trained to learn and accomplish tasks just the way humans do. Now that the platform is open to the public, anyone who has access to the code -which Microsoft made available on GitHub-…


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