As you know, teaching "living" people is a very complicated process that requires serious preparation. No less effort is required to train artificial intelligence.
The British AI company DeepMind has presented a fun but impressive video in which the characters - a headless body, a four-legged ant and a three-dimensional humanoid make a kind of parkour.
With their help, scientists train AI behavior using machine learning. In this case, we are talking about interaction with different environments, for which these virtual creatures have to run, jump, crouch, depending on the circumstances.
In order to get from point A to point B, they need to overcome many obstacles, make a bunch of mistakes, falling, bumping into walls, stumbling.
However, over time, their movements become more confident and correct. The entire process relies on an appropriate learning algorithm developed using components from several existing learning systems.
According to the researchers, this method will help AI systems achieve flexible and natural behavior, which will be constantly improved due to the influence of various increasingly complex situations.