Google's New AI Is Better At Atari Than You

March 2, 2015 1:31 PM

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Researchers at Google have created an artificial intelligence that teaches itself how to play video games. Representatives called it “the first significant rung of the ladder” to developing broad, flexible, intelligent systems, Bloomberg reports.

Google acquired the London-based AI startup DeepMind, which helmed the project, early in 2014. The program was set to play 49 games on the Atari 2600 console with no instructions. Left to its own devices, the AI was able to best expert human players in 29 of the games, and outperformed the best kno...

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