Having mastered Space Invaders, chess, and Go, AI tackles video soccer

MIT Technology Review | Aug 13, 2019 at 2:09 PM
  • Karol Kurach and colleagues at Google Research’s Brain Team have created a soccer video game called the Google Research Football Environment to allow researchers to test their algorithms in a world that is physics-based, customizable, easy to use, and endlessly reproducible.
  • The team has also created several standard environments of varying complexity in which to train and test AI machines.
  • The tasks the machine faces include scoring into an empty goal, running and scoring against a keeper, navigating a 3 vs. 1 scenario to score while encouraging passing, and so on.