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AI beats top racers at Gran Turismo – without cheating

An AI driver achieved faster lap times than the best humans in the video game Gran Turismo 7, and unlike previous versions, it only used information available to players

By Alex Wilkins

5 July 2024

A player’s view of the video game Gran Turismo 7

Sony Interactive Entertainment

An artificial intelligence can beat the best human players at the racing video game Gran Turismo 7 using only the images and information that players can see.

In 2022, researchers at Sony AI created GT Sophy, a driving AI that could beat the best human players at Gran Turismo Sport, a previous version of the game. However, the AI had access to information that human players didn’t, such as real-time information of other cars and the layout of the racetrack beyond the driver’s view.

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