Matt Burgess wrote and published this article on WIRED on December 5, 2016: “Artificial intelligence developed by the likes of Google’s DeepMind and Elon Musk’s OpenAI is taught within the confines of game worlds – including navigating around mazes, dodging deadly cliffs, playing laser tag and flying through space.
In a mission to build a general AI capable of solving any problem put in front of it, DeepMind is open-sourcing its game code to everyone. The software and 14 levels from DeepMind Labs will be put on GitHub later this week.
And, not to be outdone, Elon Musk’s own OpenAI is also releasing its own ‘computer training ground’ called Universe. Universe is open-source software that supports Gym; OpenAI’s toolkit for testing its algorithms which help software play games, for example, using a reward scheme.”