Project Malmo: Enabling AI technology that can collaborate with humans


November 2, 2016


Katja Hofmann


Microsoft Research Cambridge, UK


Project Malmo, a platform that uses the world of Minecraft as a testing ground for advanced artificial intelligence research and innovation, is available for novice to experienced programmers on GitHub via an open-source license. The system is primarily designed to help researchers develop sophisticated AI that can do things like learn, converse, make decisions and complete complex tasks. It supports research on a range of methods such as reinforcement learning, deep learning and symbolic AI, allowing researchers to compare and integrate different approaches to advance AI understanding, reasoning, learning and communications.

Try it today. Project Malmo is available at