Project Management

Microsoft's Project Malmo AI platform goes open source


Microsoft has released artificial intelligence system Project Malmo to the open-source community. Project Malmo is an artificial intelligence system used to test out AI algorithms using the Minecraft world. The platform's primary goal is to boost research in general AI, including teaching agents how to learn, hold conversations, make decisions and complete complex tasks. According to Katja Hofmann, a researcher in Microsoft's Cambridge, UK research lab, Project Malmo can also be used in "reinforcement learning," in which AI agents learn to complete a task by trial and error -- and are rewarded when they make the right choice.