AI Builds Own Version Of GTA V
GAN Theft Auto is a venture the place Nvidia’s GameGAN (Generative Adversarial Networks) know-how is used to coach an AI to attempt to construct its personal model of Grand Theft Auto V. And whereas in fact it’s removed from excellent, it’s additionally fairly immediately recognisable as GTAV.
sentdex explains the venture within the video beneath, the place the AI was educated by exhibiting it a great deal of totally different examples of vehicles driving within the recreation, and by extension proven stuff like what vehicles and the setting seemed like after which set to work.
What’s actually necessary to notice right here is that this isn’t simply simulated footage, this is playable. And whereas what’s obtainable to the participant is fairly fundamental—you’ll be able to solely drive a automotive round—that is nonetheless fairly rattling unbelievable to see, contemplating that is one thing that was simply conjured by an AI.
Even the visuals are spectacular. Yes, there’s the trademark, watery “dreamscape” look to every part given the actual fact this was made by computer systems and never people, however squint previous that and you’ll see that the AI hasn’t simply replicated the general aesthetic of the sport, however even a few of its visible results as effectively, like the way in which the automotive rolls barely when turning.
To present you the way the AI was educated, right here’s a have a look at GameGAN being fed the footage, then chomping all of it up and studying stuff like which elements are the street.
This is the second time in two months I’ve received to jot down about AI and Grand Theft Auto V. Back in May, we saw a demonstration of how AI could be trained to make the game’s visuals almost photorealistic, and the results—albeit from a short demo—were pretty damn close to achieving that.
You can obtain a demo of this, and take a look at extra technical data, here.