You've definitely stumbled upon the news shouting that Artificial Intelligence has finally beaten humans in this or that, or at least is close to us. Kasparov and Deep Blue, Atari 2600, Go, Doom, what is next? Now when we have plenty of environments like OpenAI Universe, Microsoft Minecraft Malmo, DeepMind SCII who knows what will happen tomorrow?
Doesn't it hit your pride? If yes, dive into this website and give AI a fight in Atari 2600 games: Q*bert, Video Pinball, Ms.Pacman, Space Invaders, and Montezuma's revenge. The AI best scores were taken from this Nature paper by Mnih et al.
More seriously, my name is Vitaly Kurin and I want to collect a dataset of human Atari games replays and use it for my master thesis partly connected to reinforcement learning research. As soon as the dataset is cleaned and polished, I will make it open, so that everybody will be able to use it for own research. So, by playing you accelerate the progress of human civilisation ;)
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