Why the Elon Musk-Backed OpenAI Group Is Focusing on Breaking Atari 2600 High Scores

The nonprofit OpenAI, along with the support of Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk, believes artificial intelligence and machine learning can advance a lot faster if people start programming A.I. to crack high scores in Atari 2600 games. That’s because artificial intelligence programs, like the tech industry itself, suffer from a diversity problem. OpenAI says there are essentially two problems with programming A.I. right now: There’s not enough variety, and the language to communicate with other developers is not the same. The OpenAI Gym beta launched today claims it can fix both of those problems. It’s a development toolkit for those in the A.I. community and challenges coders to come up with solutions to myriad of problems, including programming a virtual cart to balance a pole, teach a two-bit car…


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