Artificial intelligence DeepMind beat people at Quake III Arena

Artificial intelligence DeepMind continues to surprise — after the victory over man in the Board game and the real-time strategy StarCraft II, he demonstrated his power in a shooter Quake III Arena. The competition between professional players and computer are held in a “capture the flag” where teams need to capture the enemy flag and bring to their base. After training in 450 thousands of training rounds, the artificial intelligence started to beat real people.

The computer began to show their superiority after 250 thousand workouts — when playing against competitive players, he started to grab 16 more flags. At the beginning of the experiment, the virtual players make random movements, but then began to develop a winning strategy. Their tactics gradually changed — if at first they concentrated on capturing the enemy flag, then they started to protect their own.

Artificial intelligence turned out to be better people

The researchers calculated that to meet the enemy, aim and shoot gamers spent 258 milliseconds, that it took in 559 milliseconds. To the computer and stopped making almost instantaneous shots, the reaction of artificial intelligence was reduced to the human level, but even under these conditions, it was stronger.

Quake III Arena — a game that requires teamwork, and a new study has proved that artificial intelligence is quite on the shoulder. The New York Times believes that the skills he acquires in multiplayer games, useful in robotics and automobiles. For example, Autonomous control system in the future will be able to learn how to better cope with driving on roads with heavy traffic.

Read more about the behavior of artificial intelligence DeepMind in complex games can be read in our article about his victory over the people in StarCraft II. After this event, their opinions about the system DeepMind shared by players and other experts.

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