Sony AI's Pete Wurman to Deliver Keynote at IJCAI on Training the World's Best Gran Turismo™ Racer: Gran Turismo Sophy™
TOKYO, July 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony AI, a leader in human-centric artificial intelligence (AI) established with the mission to unleash human imagination and creativity with AI, today announced that Peter Wurman, Director, Sony AI America, will deliver a keynote presentation at the 31st International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), the leading conference in the field of AI, taking place July 23-29, 2022 in Vienna, Austria.
Wurman's keynote, "Training the World's Best Gran Turismo Racer", will take place on Tuesday, July 26 at 2:00 p.m. CET. In his presentation, Wurman will share details on Sony AI's breakthrough game AI research Gran Turismo SophyTM (GT Sophy) and how the company trained agents for Gran TurismoTM to compete with the world's best e-sports drivers.
"I am honored to be among the distinguished group of individuals presenting at IJCAI this year, and for the opportunity to share our work on GT Sophy with the larger AI community," said Wurman. "Our work in this area demonstrates the power of AI to deliver new gaming and entertainment experiences for both creators and players. It is our hope that GT Sophy will help inspire players to reach new levels in their technique and ceativity."
A Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Wurman specializes in AI, robotics, complex systems, and electronic auctions. His additional honors include National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductee (2022), and the IEEE/IFR Invention and Entrepreneurship Award (2008). Wurman has also been granted more than 60 patents and has published more than 50 technical papers. View his full profile here.
Mastering the complex sport of race car driving in the highly realistic driving simulator Gran TurismoTM (GT) Sport by GT Sophy was heralded as a new breakthrough in AI. It was published in the February 10th, 2022 issue of Nature in an article titled, Outracing Champion Gran Turismo Drivers with Deep Reinforcement Learning.
Details on the Gran Turismo Sophy project, technology and the Race Together 2021 challenge races can be found at the Gran Turismo Sophy site.
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