Sony AI's Executive Director on Robots That Can Beat Gamers

Peter Stone talks about this year's RoboCup and beating Gran Turismo

September 29, 2022

In this episode, Peter Stone, executive director of Sony AI, joins Ben Wodecki to discuss this year's RoboCup and the AI that can beat you at Gran Turismo.

Dubbed GT Sophy, the AI was built using reinforcement learning, meaning it was given ‘rewards’ when performing correct actions, effectively encouraging it to learn what decisions are good to make in order to improve. The deep reinforcement learning approach eventually made the system capable of competing with human players — making near-perfect turns and braking at the right times.

For more, listen to the podcast with the player below. An edited transcript is available here.

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