Sony AI Unveils Gran Turismo Sophy, a Breakthrough in AI

February 9, 2022 – Sony AI, together with Polyphony Digital Inc. (PDI) and Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE), today announced a breakthrough in artificial intelligence (AI) called Gran Turismo SophyTM (“GT Sophy”) - the first superhuman AI agent to outrace the world’s best drivers of the highly realistic PlayStation®4 racing simulation game, Gran TurismoTM (GT) Sport. GT Sophy aims to deliver new AI-powered gaming experiences to players around the world.

Jin_Sakai592d ago

“the first superhuman AI agent to outrace the world’s best drivers of the highly realistic PlayStation®4 racing simulation game“

This would destroy me since I’m not the greatest racer out there to begin with. Sounds pretty awesome though!

SullysCigar592d ago

Lol same, I tend to use the side of the car next to me to keep me on the track in the corners.

I look forward to bouncing off Sophy. Sorry, that was shameful.

badz149592d ago

so...it was you all along!

porkChop592d ago

Eh, not quite. I think there's a pretty big difference between the two. Though I do hope that Xbox takes the Drivatar concept to the next level this gen. They can use the machine learning chips in the Series consoles to create far more realistic AIs based on player styles and habits, and then apply that tech to more than just racing games. Imagine playing Doom or something, where the AIs get smarter over time and adapt to new tactics based on how all the players actually play the game.

Leathersoup591d ago

I'm not a fan of the Drivatar model. They seem to learn the worst parts of a players playstyle and bring it into the single player game. Basically you get the worst of online gaming in your single player game.

purple101592d ago

Mee too..

. It's not in the game at launch, will be added later it says. So we're safe from the robots for now!

Atticus_finch592d ago

Sounds awesome. Can't wait to race against it. Another reason why GT is ahead of the competition.

frostypants592d ago

They never said this would be in GT7.

TrueViper592d ago

Here is an article where Kazunori Yamauchi confirms a form of it is coming in a future update to GT7. https://www.gtplanet.net/gr...

S2Killinit591d ago (Edited 591d ago )

Is it or is it not? In some shape or form

RaiderNation592d ago

Is "Sophy" an acronym for Sony and Polyphony?

SullysCigar592d ago

Ooh clever! I so hope that's true.

porkChop592d ago

It could be, yeah. It would make sense.

Eidolon592d ago

That would be more like a portmanteau

RaiderNation591d ago

Not goinna lie. I had never heard of the term "portmanteau" before! LOL. Thank you for the education!

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Blashted592d ago

Keeps getting better and better. GT7 looking like a day one purchase on PS5.

Elda592d ago

Good for Sony & Polyphony.