The Ever-Evolving GT Sophy Shows Off its Potential in Exhibition Race at the World Finals

Sony AI presented the latest advancements in the autonomous racing AI agent called Gran Turismo Sophy (GT Sophy) in an exciting exhibition race at the "Gran Turismo World Series" 2022 World Finals, which was held in Monaco from November 24 to 27.

This exhibition race pitted the latest version of the AI agent against top World Finals drivers from every corner of the globe. They consisted of Valerio Gallo, Igor Fraga, Emily Jones, and Takuma Miyazono. This race can be viewed in the Nations Cup Grand Final archive on the Gran Turismo World Series 2022 World Finals special page.

'Gran Turismo World Series' 2022 World Finals - Special Page

Comment from Michael Spranger, Chief Operating Officer, Sony AI

Since achieving our first goal of outracing the best Gran Turismo players, our newest challenge has been training Gran Turismo Sophy to drive competitively with a broader range of players, by continually testing and refining the agent’s driving and racing etiquette skills. As we continue to improve GT Sophy’s capabilities, we are thrilled to have the opportunity to race it against some of the best drivers in the world, and make GT Sophy available to the wider GT7 community.

GT Sophy is a revolutionary racing AI agent launched in 2020, designed to compete against top Gran Turismo drivers and create new gaming experiences. At the start of development, the AI could not even drive in a straight line, let alone overtake a human driver. Through repeated training using cutting edge deep reinforcement learning and cloud gaming infrastructure though, the AI has evolved far enough to be able to take on the world's top level Gran Turismo drivers.

The project held its first exhibition race called Race Together 2021 in June 2021, and on February 10, 2022, was featured in "Nature" magazine.

For more information on the Gran Turismo Sophy project, please refer to the "GT Sophy" website.

・Gran Turismo Sophy Website