DeepMind AI teaches itself about the world by watching videos

Last year Google and Blizzard announced a team up of sorts where Google wanted to see if its DeepMind AI was capable of learning and playing Blizzard’s StarCraft 2. It seemed like a bit of a novel idea, and now it looks like Google and Blizzard will be furthering their efforts with the launch of the StarCraft 2 API.According to a post on Google’s DeepMind website, “Testing our agents in games that are not specifically designed for AI research, and where humans play well, is crucial to benchmark agent performance. That is why we, along with our partner Blizzard Entertainment, are excited to announce the release of SC2LE, a set of tools that we hope will accelerate AI research in the real-time strategy game StarCraft II.”The StarCraft franchise from Blizzard is one of eSports’ most played competitive games. It even spawned an entire competitive community and culture in countries like South Korea. It might not seem like a particularly complex game on the surface, but it does involve quite a lot of action from g

DeepMind AI teaches itself about the world by watching videos

AI usually relies on humans to label the world for them, but a new system from DeepMind learns to recognise images and sounds by matching up what it hears with what it sees

Thu 10 Aug 17 from Newscientist

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Wed 9 Aug 17 from MIT Technology Review

Google DeepMind AI teaches itself using snippets of video

Researchers at Google's London-based DeepMind project have created an algorithm that can teach itself about the world by matching up what it hears with what it sees (stock image).

Fri 11 Aug 17 from Daily Mail

Google and Blizzard are teaming up to teach AI to play StarCraft II

Google's DeepMind AI project is certainly one of the most promising out there. The project's official scientific mission is to "push the boundaries of AI", and Google has decided ...

Thu 10 Aug 17 from Techspot

DeepMind AI Moves on from Board Games to StarCraft II

Google's DeepMind AI branch created a computer that can win the deviously complex game Go. Now, DeepMind is moving on to its biggest challenge yet: StarCraft II. The post DeepMind AI Moves on ...

Thu 10 Aug 17 from Extremetech

DeepMind to train AI to beat StarCraft II

The research lab teamed up with video game company Blizzard to open StarCraft II as an AI research environment the firms hope will give insight into the most complex problems related to AI. ...

Thu 10 Aug 17 from Daily Mail

Google DeepMind And Blizzard Groom StarCraft II For AI Training And Open It For Research

DeepMind is an offshoot of Google that has scientific mission in mind, with the goal of developing Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems that have the ability to learn to solve complex problems. ...

Thu 10 Aug 17 from HotHardware

Google and Blizzard invite you to train AI with 'StarCraft II'

Google, apparently tired of trouncing human players at Go with its DeepMind AI, set its computer intelligence up with Blizzard's video game Starcraft II last fall. It seems that ...

Thu 10 Aug 17 from Engadget


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