Microsoft Will Open-Source AI Development Platform Based on Minecraft


Microsoft has decided to open-source a platform used by its researchers to test artificial-intelligence projects. AIX uses the Minecraft gaming platform for testing new research. 

The AIX platform, which is already being used by Microsoft Research and is available under a private beta to select academic researchers, allows researchers to use the unstructured play in the Minecraft  game as a testing ground for their AI research.

AIX will also be made available this summer under an open-source license.

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