Google DeepMind releases open-source AI research tool, DeepMind Lab

In the spirit of furthering AI development, Google DeepMind has publicly released a variant of the resource used by the company to test AI agents.

In the spirit of furthering AI development, the artificial intelligence company Google DeepMind has publicly released a variant of the resource used by the company to test AI agents.

DeepMind Lab is a testing environment that includes a collection of game levels, created in the id Tech 3 engine, designed to train AI agents to interact with complex situations. 

Anyone is able to download DeepMind Lab source code for free from GitHub and can use the included levels to test and observe their own AI.

For developers, this means a chance to further grow their own AI agents by testing in the same environments used by researchers at DeepMind.

By using the level creation tools built into the program, developers and researchers alike are able to create their own testing environments within DeepMind Lab and share those with the open-source community.

This isn’t the first time DeepMind has turned its sights to the game industry to improve artificial intelligence. Just last month, the company announced that it would be working with Blizzard to use StarCraft II as an AI testing environment and eventually release a public API to allow others to do the same.

Latest Jobs


Playa Vista, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Senior Physics Gameplay Engineer - Treyarch

High Moon Studios

Carlsbad, CA, USA
VFX Artist - High Moon Studios

Anne Arundel Community College

Arnold, MD, USA
Instructor/Assistant Professor, Game Art

Treyarch Vancouver

Vancouver, BC, Canada
Producer - Treyarch Vancouver
More Jobs   


Explore the
Subscribe to
Follow us

Game Developer Job Board

Game Developer Newsletter


Explore the

Game Developer Job Board

Browse open positions across the game industry or recruit new talent for your studio

Subscribe to

Game Developer Newsletter

Get daily Game Developer top stories every morning straight into your inbox

Follow us


Follow us @gamedevdotcom to stay up-to-date with the latest news & insider information about events & more