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Emergent // Future: Train Your Own Self-Driving Car, and the AI 100 List

Issue 37
This week we look at the
OpenAI + DeepDrive project that helps developers train self-driving car AI’s using Grand Theft Auto V. Plus, CB Insights releases their AI 100 landscape

Last week: The year in artificial intelligence, what 2017 holds, and the shape of things to come.

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Train Your Own Self-Driving Car 🚗

It’s now possible to train self-driving cars using Grand Theft Auto V thanks to the DeepDrive Project.

The work is being integrated and open sourced with OpenAI Universe, cutting the setup time to just 20-minutes. By combining a highly realistic driving simulation, DeepDrive gives developers the opportunity to build better self-driving cars.

The post goes on to say that you need to purchase a copy of GTA V in order for your Universe agent to be able to drive around the streets of the virtual world. The release includes an agent trained on 21-hours and about 600,000 images of AI driving.

One of the biggest advantages of training off of a virtual environment is that the labeled objects, whether traffic signs or cyclists, can easily be analyzed.

The AI 100 🚀

CB Insights released their 2017 ranking of the 100 most promising private artificial intelligence companies globally.

Algorithmia was selected as one of the prestigious companies breaking ground on artificial intelligence algorithms and technology.

Meanwhile, LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman and Omidyar Network have formed a $27 million fund to support research into the social impacts of artificial intelligence.

The aim is to promote artificial intelligence research in the public interest.

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