Autonomous Cars Are Learning To Drive In Crazy Town — Welcome To The GTA V Driving School

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In news that may scare even the most ardent fan of autonomous cars, it would seem that self-driving cars are learning to drive on one of the craziest and most violent games available on the internet.

Yes, self-driving cars are apparently learning to drive on GTA V.

According to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Technology Review, Grand Theft Auto V is being used as a training platform for algorithms that will eventually make their way into the software used by self-driving cars.

The game's realistic graphics are being used to train artificial intelligence programs to to recognize objects that autonomous car may encounter in real life like other cars, pedestrians, bicycles, buildings, roads and other things like animals.

Let's just hope the futuristic automatons that will soon be driving us around don't pick up the bad habits found in the other players lurking around the game who find it impossible to play without committing multiple virtual felonies.

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Story first published: Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 16:47 [IST]
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