11 October, 2017
When AI Learns To Sumo Wrestle, It Starts To Act Like A Human
OpenAI, the artificial intelligence research lab backed by Elon Musk, found that AI pitted against another AI opponent could continuously learn and adapt to its foe, as well as explore new and different ways to capitalize on weaknesses.
The experiments took two versions of the same AI code, built to learn from attempting a simple task many times, and made them compete in simple virtual challenges that require complex movements, like sumo wrestling. One of the two related research papers released today focused on the method of learning between rounds, while the other studied the interaction between AI agents as they competed.