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From the Editor: The Agent57 Milestone
Games are often seen as a great benchmark to evaluate the ability of artificial intelligence(AI) algorithms to generalize knowledge. From the different data environments that we can create, games come the closest to resemble real world environments. Game environments present challenges for AI models such as exploration-exploitation, operating under uncertainty and many others. However, the fundamental challenge remains for AI models to generalize skills across different games.
Among the game benchmarks in the market, Atari57 has been notorious for its difficulty. The benchmark includes 57 Atari games with tasks that require different skills. Until recently, no single AI agent was able to solve all games. A few days ago, AI powerhouse DeepMind unveiled Agent57, a reinforcement learning agent that surpass human performance across all Atari57 games. Agent57 represents a very important milestone in the deep learning space showing remarkable abilities to generalize knowledge across heterogenous tasks. The techniques behind Agent57 are likely to propel a new generation of reinforcement learning models.
Now let’s take a look at the core developments in AI research and technology this week:
New Milestone in Atari Games
DeepMind unveiled Agent57, the first reinforcement learning agent able to outperform humans in 57 Atari games.
Mastering Mahjong Using Reinforcement Learning
Microsoft Research published a paper detailing a reinforcement learning model able to outperform humans at the complex game of Mahjong.
Deep Neural Networks to Improve Calls
Google Research released WaveNetEQ, a new neural network that can improve the quality of phone calls.
Cool AI Tech Releases
Huawei open sourced MindSpore, a new deep learning framework optimized for mobile scenarios.
AI powerhouse ElementAI released a new sematic search tool to help researchers explore data related to Covid-19
3D Image Reconstruction
Google released a new dataset and benchmark for 3D image reconstruction models
AI in the Real World
AI Rewrite Suggestions Coming to Office
Microsoft AI-based editor can now generate rewrite suggestions and is integrated across different Office products.
Standford, AI and Coronavirus
Stanford’s Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence is working on AI models that can be incorporated into hospital workflows for the treatment of COVID-10.
A $112M Funding Round in Data Management
Collibra, a platform that focuses on data management and governance announced a monster $112 million series F.