Atari 2600 VCS games used to test Artificial Intelligence (Channel 4 News, 25.2.15)

atari-2600Atari 2600 VCS was my console of choice back in the 80s, and there were many fantastic games out there including Space Invaders, Pacman and Adventure!

Now, a very clever man called Demis Hassabis, Vice President of DeepMind technologies, explains how he’s created a system to test 49 Atari 2600 VCS games to make it play them over and over until it learns how to play them better than a human can!

Channel 4 News’ Tom Clarke reports on this.

Check out the video below and click on the Space Invaders image for the full-size version: