Minecraft set to run artificial intelligence experiments

15 March 2016 Minecraft: Story Mode ‘Minecraft’ is to be used to run artificial intelligence experiments. The landscapes of the popular video game are to be used by computer scientists and amateurs to evaluate and develop artificial intelligence software. Profesor Jose Hernandez-Orallo, who is among a small group of academics given early access to the software, told the BBC: “This is the state-of-the-art. “At this moment there is nothing comparable, and this is just in its beginnings, so I see many possibilities for it.” The overarching ambition behind the experiment is to allow people to interact with the artificial intelligence code, which can be used to control a character. Katja Hofmann, who leads the project at Microsoft Research’s Cambridge lab in the UK, said: “People build amazing structures that do…


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