Although uploaded to YouTube back in April, the above video is only now getting noticed. It showcases self-learning software developed by Google's artificial intelligence firm DeepMind Technologies, mastering old Atari games it knew nothing about. We should be scared.
At first, it’s clearly not very good, but after an hour of training (about 200 games), the software is performing measurably better with a 30-40 percent success rate. With only one more hour of practice, the software never misses the ball and is playing better than any human could. After even more training, the software sort of outsmarts the game, playing more offensively than defensively by strategically hitting the ball in ways that will help it win more efficiently and with less risk of missing.
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