Watch Google’s AI master the infamously difficult Atari game Montezuma’s Revenge

Tweet Share If we want to create artificial intelligence that can teach itself how the world works, it needs to be curious. This has been a recurring theme in the world of AI in recent years, and newly-published research from Google’s DeepMind division shows exactly why this quintessentially human quality is important for making computers smart. In the video above you can see DeepMind’s AI agent tackling the infamously difficult Atari game Montezuma’s Revenge. Unlike bots playing Unreal Tournament or StarCraft, the agent doesn’t have access to all the information in the game, but is learning to play the same way humans do — by looking at the screen, pushing buttons, and seeing what works. If this set-up sounds familiar, it’s because last February DeepMind unveiled an earlier iteration of…


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