In a joint announcement on the 9th of February, Sony AI and Gran Turismo 7 creator Polyphony Digital will describe the project as a “breakthrough project in AI.” Despite the fact that the teaser trailer is way too confusing to draw any inferences from it, we’re going to presume that everything is connected to a study that was published last year, in which the firms successfully taught an artificial intelligence how to drive. That’s true, it’s bizarre.
The firms worked together to create an artificial intelligence that learns from human information such as the track, heads-up display, and force feedback, among other sources. When all was said and done, the computer programme was able to reach lap timings that were inside the top 10 percent of real-life players and was 4.5 seconds faster than the average human. After all is said and done, it is quite spectacular.
Although brainless computer controlled drivers have been a source of criticism for the franchise in the past, it is unlikely that this AI will be implemented in the game. Kazunori Yamauchi, the game’s developer, revealed that this had been addressed in Gran Turismo 7, which was released earlier this month. It will be the proof of the pudding, though, in this case.
For this news, we wouldn’t get our hopes up too much: it appears to be related to some sort of study initiative, and it will most likely just be of interest to those who work in the technology field.