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In the Quest for General Intelligence, AIs Are Chasing Chickens in Minecraft

Microsoft researchers believe that after collaborating with other AIs in a virtual game, it will be easier for AIs to learn to work with humans in the real world. They created a challenge requiring AI agents to cooperate in a virtual universe.

By emphasizing adaptability and cooperation, the organizers aimed to encourage research on AI agents that could one day interact with humans to accomplish tasks in the real world. And while an AI that can truly match the intellectual capacity of a human is still the stuff of science fiction, researchers could take meaningful steps toward that goal of artificial general intelligence (AGI) in Minecraft. […]

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