Project Malmo is a platform for Artificial Intelligence experimentation and research built on top of Minecraft. The Malmo platform is a sophisticated AI experimentation platform designed to support fundamental research in artificial intelligence. Project Malmo sets out to address these core research challenges, addressing them by integrating (deep) reinforcement learning, cognitive science, and many ideas from artificial intelligence.
The Project Malmo platform consists of a mod for the Java version, and code that helps artificial intelligence agents sense and act within the Minecraft environment. The two components can run on Windows, Linux, or Mac OS, and researchers can program their agents in any programming language they’re comfortable with.
Minecraft is ideal for artificial intelligence research and offers its users endless possibilities, ranging from simple tasks, like walking around looking for treasure, to complex ones, like building a structure with a group of teammates.