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Microsoft using Minecraft as artificial intelligence testbed

Tuesday 15 March 2016 | 10:18 CET | News
Microsoft has announced a project to use the hugely popular building game Minecraft as a training ground for artificial intelligence software. The company's research lab in Cambridge, UK, has developed a platform called AIX designed to allow computer scientists to use the world of Minecraft to "train" an AI system to learn how to do things, such as climb mountains in the virtual world. The AIX platform consists of a mod for the Java version and code that helps artificial intelligence agents sense and act within the Minecraft environment. Microsoft has made the platform available to a small

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