GAN Theft Auto is a GTA V map created by an Nvidia AI

Evolution is coming fast. NVIDIA's IA GAN managed to create a GTA V map. NVIDIA has already shown the potential of Artificial Intelligence for game development by using its GameGAN neural network to recreate PAC-MAN, without accessing the original game engine, just “watching” ” 50 thousand game matches. But as impressive as the feat is, PAC-MAN is already over 40 years old. Would it be possible to use the AI ​​to, for example, create a new playable map of GTA 5?

That's exactly what researchers Harrison Kinsley and Daniel Kukeila achieved with GANTheft Auto, a project that uses NVIDIA technologies to create a neural network that generates a playable snippet of Grand Theft Auto V.

This recreation of the game does not use any line of code from the original title, the AI ​​model creates the game environment in real time from your training data, observing matches to simulate everything from environmental details and car reflexes to game physics .

How did NVIDIA create a GTA V map?

“The neural network in this case is the complete game,” explains Kinsley in his GANTheft Auto demo video. “It determines what happens when you press the key to go right or left. There is no rule written by us or by the original GTA V code. We are playing on a representation of a neural network of GTA V. We are used to the AI ​​working in programs, but here the AI ​​is the program.”

Training an AI is a process that involves a lot of processing power, so the researcher used an NVIDIA DGX A100 station, which adds up to a total of 320 GB of RAM. He used 12 bots playing simultaneously so that the neural network would absorb as much information as possible in the shortest possible time. “This model learned to replicate the physics of GTA V, but the same process could be used to learn real-world physics, which can be used to improve video game physics, an area where we have struggled,” says Kinsley. A playable demo of GANTheft Auto, compatible with any NVIDIA GPU with CUDA Cores, is available on the page of the project on GitHub.

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