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OpenAI has launched a new competition using classic Sonic the Hedgehog games as a testbed for transfer learning in AI. Reinforcement learning is an area of machine learning that tries to teach an agent specific behaviours in a fixed environment. The agent is programmed to explore its environment and experiments with different …

  1. Omgwtfbbqtime

    Hmm heard something like this before...

    Something to play tedious games for you?

    Whatever next, an electric monk to believe tedious things for you?

    1. allthecoolshortnamesweretaken

      Re: Hmm heard something like this before...

      I'd like to have something that "solves" the stupid Google capchas for me.

  2. Jay Lenovo

    Almost Awesome

    Given an indeterminate amount of human setup, I've created an automated tool to solve our problems in an untimely manner.

    -Prof Hindsight.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    MarI/O, for those who haven't seen it, is a neural network playing Mario:

    https://youtu.be/qv6UVOQ0F44?t=45s

    Fascinating to watch it "learning".

  4. energonic

    Essentially a way to understand better how humans learn (or not).

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  6. Francis Boyle Silver badge

    I'd Like to see them use the ET game

    Yeah, I'm a sadist.

    1. allthecoolshortnamesweretaken

      Re: I'd Like to see them use the ET game

      Pimania.

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