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More Details on Polyphony Digital and Sony AI’s New Technology – GTPlanet

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Polyphony Digital recently unveiled Gran Turismo Sophy, a new artificial intelligence driving system which will appear in Gran Turismo 7. The technology was developed in collaboration with a 25-person team at Sony AI, utilizing the latest advancements in machine learning. The team’s research was published in Nature and GT Sophy was tested against (and defeated!) some of the best Gran Turismo drivers in the world at a live event in Tokyo last year.

However, the revelation of GT Sophy raised nearly as many questions as it answered. How exactly does the technology work? How will it actually be integrated into GT7, and what kind of limitations does it have?

To help answer all of these questions, we studied the Nature publication and spoke with Gran Turismo series creator Kazunori Yamauchi and Director of Sony AI America, Peter Wurman, in an exclusive interview. Here’s what we learned.

GT Sophy “sees” the track ahead as segments defined by 3D…

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