DeepMind beat a world champion of Go, so now it wants to try its hand at a much more popular game.
Google says it s used DeepMind to teach an ant to play football — that is, if you consider the beige four-legged ball an ant and the act of manipulating a black-and-white ball into a red space football .
The description may be somewhat exaggerated, but the development is cool: the project shows DeepMind s reinforcement learning abilities.
Through a combination of trial-and-error and deep learning, the AI quickly learns the mechanics of kicking the ball into the goal.
Engadget points out that this technology could be used for manipulating animal-like robots and help them manoeuvre in the world with much less training.
Just imagine what this kind of advance could have done for the robot that ran away.