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.