• An endlessly changing playground teaches AIs how to multitask

    1 month ago - By Technology Review

    DeepMind has developed a vast candy-colored virtual playground that teaches AIs general skills by endlessly changing the tasks it sets them. Instead of developing just the skills needed to solve a particular task, the AIs learn to experiment and explore, picking up skills they then use to succeed in tasks they've never seen before. It is a small step toward general intelligence.
    What is it? XLand is a video-game-like 3D world that the AI players sense in color. The playground is managed by a central AI that sets the players billions of different tasks by changing the environment, the game...
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