Multi-Agent Hide and Seek

  • Published on Sep 17, 2019
  • We’ve observed agents discovering progressively more complex tool use while playing a simple game of hide-and-seek. Through training in our new simulated hide-and-seek environment, agents build a series of six distinct strategies and counterstrategies, some of which we did not know our environment supported. The self-supervised emergent complexity in this simple environment further suggests that multi-agent co-adaptation may one day produce extremely complex and intelligent behavior.
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  • Rorik Savant
    Rorik Savant 5 hours ago

    These agents would make great playtesters

  • S.C. Wood
    S.C. Wood 7 hours ago

    I feel like AI fighting has some serious potential as a form of entertainment

  • 王圣军
    王圣军 13 hours ago

    this is so cool

  • Coy Raig
    Coy Raig Day ago

    Before anyone says this is evidence for evolution, remember that someone made this program

  • Altair *
    Altair * Day ago

    1:00 It's interesting that only after millions of rounds the hiders learn to protect themselves from seekers using the ramp to enter their shelter by hiding it before they are activated, what if like humans the hiders could be programmed to use their imagination a.k.a. virtual reality (to their world which is real reality to them) to shorten the number of generations needed to come up with a solution?

  • Vihar Contractor

    Can't wait for the bot's to start speedrun streams on twitch.

  • Vutha
    Vutha Day ago

    I really love this!!!!

  • Bluey
    Bluey Day ago

    i'm gonna trap the seekers

  • Bluey
    Bluey Day ago

    i'm gonna make ai do play testing for my game so they'll find glitches like *box surfing*

  • Millan Ferende
    Millan Ferende Day ago

    I'm not sure about "the only generally intelligent species", seeing as we are probably dumber than dolphins... but for the rest amazing advancements!

  • Clifford Willey
    Clifford Willey Day ago

    I think that when the red team (the seekers) laser the blue team (the hiders) they are giving the blue team low numbers like -1938.56

  • Weirdo663lol
    Weirdo663lol Day ago

    Can you make this an actual game where you have to hide from the AI

  • SoLetThisGunBindUs
    SoLetThisGunBindUs 2 days ago

    We're looking in The Talos Principle O_O

  • Subscribe or I will eat your cookies

    *soon they will come out of computer and make their own body and take over humans*

  • X33 Ultrasound
    X33 Ultrasound 2 days ago +1

    Imagine if AI in the year 2119 are teachers in schools, teaching programming, maths, statistics, science.

    • Max gamer 20
      Max gamer 20 17 hours ago

      @A Person I doubt that we will even be able to get jobs at that point.

    • A Person
      A Person 21 hour ago +1

      Yeah, for example Neuralink could just allow us to download lessons in an instant without the horrible struggle we experience in schools

    • Max gamer 20
      Max gamer 20 Day ago

      schools wouldn't exist

  • Netneeding Systems
    Netneeding Systems 2 days ago

    I love their happy faces when they find themselves together, so happy and friendly like high AF hahaha

  • Netneeding Systems
    Netneeding Systems 2 days ago


  • ARN
    ARN 2 days ago

    Can you please simulate the evolution of humanity next thanks

  • SkeleCrafter
    SkeleCrafter 2 days ago

    So how long is it until humans can discover box surfing???

  • NB
    NB 2 days ago

    put them in the source engine in a racing setting and see how long it takes for them to learn how to bhop and strafe

  • Nelopee
    Nelopee 2 days ago

    *ai learns to understand its own life form and taps into Wikipedia via your computer and becomes the most intelligent thing on earth and soon are able to access the worlds most secure networks and causes would war 3*
    “Oh shit”

  • Random Robo
    Random Robo 2 days ago

    I wonder why this was in my recommendations. Anyway, really cool video.

  • xHyper Nova
    xHyper Nova 2 days ago +1

    What if we’re just simulations making smaller simulations

  • FTWGaming
    FTWGaming 2 days ago

    What if they just... Trap the seekers?

  • Carlos Vencroy
    Carlos Vencroy 3 days ago

    It's all fun and games until one of them stops what they're doing and asks itself why it's doing it what is doing

    • Enemic Pezpot
      Enemic Pezpot 19 hours ago

      Lol, they gain self awareness and then leave the game, build a civilization, and then build their own robots that end up destroying them and crashing the computer.

  • 林凌
    林凌 3 days ago

    so they failed to learn to build a cage for the seeker

  • Ahmed Altayeb
    Ahmed Altayeb 3 days ago

    I did contribute in translate this into Arabic translation ^_^ hope it is good enough
    this is my first contribution, thank you for the great work and fantastic video

    ARJUN MEHTA 3 days ago +6

    AI: Lock up everything before taking shelter.
    Humans : Lock up the seekers in a jail.

  • Exp877's Random Stuff

    how do I download this game?!

  • Mike Arnold
    Mike Arnold 3 days ago +2

    When the world ends and machines take over; these words will ring throughout history.

  • MinecraftDoodler
    MinecraftDoodler 4 days ago


    DWNtoERTH 4 days ago

    Way to ruin hide and seek

  • Myles Brown
    Myles Brown 4 days ago

    There’s a video like this out there we’re the future humans live, they’re showing us off right now

  • sub to awoke
    sub to awoke 4 days ago

    wait i wanna play this

  • Aqua bukan Ades
    Aqua bukan Ades 4 days ago

    Why don’t the hiders lock the seekers?

  • Levent Acemi
    Levent Acemi 4 days ago

    Next video: AI learns blocking seekers

  • gumowy123
    gumowy123 4 days ago

    A multiplayer game like this would be fun

  • Jai Manatvaal
    Jai Manatvaal 4 days ago +1

    There faces when they are caught...

  • Kirboi
    Kirboi 4 days ago

    I want to play this game.

  • Shashank Kumar
    Shashank Kumar 4 days ago

    Wait till these agents are replaced by atlas robots (weilding guns).

  • Allen A
    Allen A 4 days ago


  • Dylan Bilic
    Dylan Bilic 4 days ago +1

    Hiders: yo we are going to block the entrances of the room we are hiding in
    Seekers: well then we are going to use a ramp to jump to you
    Hiders: well then we will just stop you from moving the ramp
    Seekers: well we are going to *abuse the laws of physics and move blocks while we are on top of them by using the ramp and then jump to you*
    Hiders: well then... ...uh... win.

  • Minh đỗ
    Minh đỗ 4 days ago

    one day robot can see all ur browser history without touching ur laptop

  • Philip Yan
    Philip Yan 4 days ago

    Hmm..Is our world just one iteration of a simulation?

  • A Brittish Panfish
    A Brittish Panfish 5 days ago +2

    we are doomed when they learn how to accelerative backhop

  • Phil Thicc
    Phil Thicc 5 days ago

    Everybody gangsta till AI learns box surfing

  • P1X3L D3L74
    P1X3L D3L74 5 days ago +4

    Detroit: Become Seeker

  • wat1243
    wat1243 5 days ago

    If only we could download this it would be so cool

  • Galactic Pirate
    Galactic Pirate 5 days ago

    All these people reffering to prop surfing/bhopping/ literally any source engine exploit... They don't even realise this was done on the source engine

  • Yoga Mokalu
    Yoga Mokalu 5 days ago

    Short and easy to understand, good job team

  • MooseyFate
    MooseyFate 5 days ago

    I hope this kind of technology makes its way into game AI soon.
    I love seeing the kind of emergent stuff AI in games can do that even the developers didn't think of

  • Xsauced
    Xsauced 5 days ago

    Alibaba Intelligence

  • Kayky Gabriel
    Kayky Gabriel 5 days ago

    2:00 run!

  • Lexandritte
    Lexandritte 5 days ago +1

    Now plug them into Minecraft and we can have Singularity in about five years.

  • deep mind
    deep mind 6 days ago

    But can they cure cancer?

  • Jaebez Bleah
    Jaebez Bleah 6 days ago +26

    I love the cute little faces of joy every time the seeker finds the hider.

  • M4rkoz
    M4rkoz 6 days ago

    Wow, would like to play this game in multiplayer

  • Jason Lima
    Jason Lima 6 days ago

    How do we speed this up?

  • João Pacheco
    João Pacheco 6 days ago

    Simply fascinating...