The Malmo Collaborative AI Challenge


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We are pleased to announce The Malmo Collaborative AI Challenge – a challenge aimed to foster research towards AI agents that learn to collaborate with others, including people.

The Challenge uses Project Malmo, an AI experimentation platform built on top of Minecraft. It takes the form of a collaborative mini-game – the Malmo Pig Chase. The task and sample code are freely available on GitHub.

Our goal with this Challenge is to encourage teams of students to pursue research in Collaborative AI. Challenge participants are invited to develop and train collaborative AI solutions that learn to achieve high scores across a range of collaborators.

Besides the joy of problem-solving, Microsoft is offering three prizes each in the following two categories (Challenge participants can sign up for either or both prizes, subject to Challenge rules):

Are you interested in participating? Please check the details including the Challenge Rules here. Once you’ve assembled a team of up to three members, please sign up here.

Note, if you decide to use Microsoft Azure for developing and training your agent, you can sign up for a Microsoft Azure Pass (market value $1,500 USD) that we will offer to the first 150 entries free of charge (subject to requirements outlined in the Challenge Rules). Please indicate this during registration.

We look forward to your participation. It’ll be fun!

If you’ve have questions or want to provide feedback, please contact us by email on MalmoAdm@microsoft.com.

Comments (3)

  1. nikosv says:

    I’m curious about the name change from project AIX to project Malmo.What does it signify?

    1. Lee Stott says:

      You can read more about why Malmo at https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/project/project-malmo/ and some details on how AIX changed names to Malmo once the poject became more public via GitHub http://www.techtimes.com/articles/169091/20160708/project-malmo-formerly-known-aix-now-public-minecraft.htm

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