Interesting Innovation in Artificial Intelligence (AI) as a Service Market: Researchers Use AI to Develop a Technology that can Play Video Games better than Human Competitors

Posted On April 16, 2022     

Driving a Formula, I race car is a very challenging task. Drivers must not only learn the intricacies of their vehicle, but they must also battle with their opponents' erratic behavior. Further, they also need to cater to authorities' perplexing calls frequently.

Recently, a team has created GT Sophy. It is an AI application capable of playing the Formula One motor racing video game Gran Turismo Sport. The innovation could be an intriguing development in the gaming world. The research is highly relevant for Artificial Intelligence (AI) as a Service Market. It explains how the AI program was developed and how well it competed against humans.

Engineers from Sony Interactive Entertainment, Polyphony Digital Inc., and Sony AI collaborated on this project. GT Sophy is a self-driving AI agent taught via deep-learning reinforcement. It learned how to play the video game and was rewarded for good performance and punished for poor performance. It improved over time, even understanding the complexities of professional racecar drivers' methods. It also learned etiquette standards to ensure fair play.

The study team tested the AI against human rivals after becoming confident in its abilities. They discovered that it had developed to the point where it could be at 95 percent of its opponents.

The researchers dispute the concept that such skillsets are only the domain of human drivers in this new study. They created an AI system capable of defeating humans in a video game that closely resembles reality.

Sony stated in its news statement that it had made several technological advancements in the development of the app. Moreover, the company has also demonstrated how AI systems may enhance the overall experience for players. One, driver Kazunori Yamauchi used the system to remedy a problem he faced when taking turns at the Nürburgring Grand Prix course in Germany. The team also pointed to the insights that teaching GT Sophy how to race against humans will undoubtedly be applied to real-world autonomous driving systems and used as a driver training tool.

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