Do you dare to challenge the Obstacle Tower?

The Obstacle Tower environment is a procedurally generated Unity environment intended for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) researchers. It’s designed to push the boundaries of the human-machine relationship so you can examine how machines operate in a variety of areas, including computer vision, locomotion skills, and high-level planning. The Obstacle Tower environment natively supports the Unity ML-Agents Toolkit. Read the research paper.

The Obstacle Tower Challenge combines platforming-style gameplay with puzzles and planning problems, all in a tower with an endless number of floors for agents to learn to solve. Critically, the floors become progressively more difficult as the agent advances.

The Challenge begins on Monday, February 11, 2019, at 00:00:01 PST. The first-place entry will be awarded $10,000 in cash, up to $2,500 in credits toward travel to an AI/ML-focused conference, and credits redeemable at the Google Cloud Platform. The total value of this Challenge is more than $100,000, including both cash and prizes!

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