The world of Minecraft is now used for artificial intelligence innovation

Microsoft The popular construction game Minecraft is due to become a testbed for artificial intelligence software designed by startup and scientists alike. Minecraft, a game based on construction and blocks, is played by millions of users on both consoles and the PC. Developed by Stockholm-based Mojang, the game was snapped up by Microsoft in September 2015 for $2.5 billion, followed up by the Redmond giant’s acquisition of Teacher Gaming LLC’s MinecraftEdu line of teaching tools in January this year. The game has now gone far beyond its roots as a simple building game, and through mods and additional development can also be used as a teaching tool to instruct students on topics including conservation and resource management. However, the platform is now destined to contribute to the field of artificial…


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