Michael
Thomure

Profile

Michael joined Sony AI in 2020 and works remotely from Portland, Oregon, in the United States. He has worked on building large-scale, production machine learning systems for digital advertising, finance, and cyber security, as well as building platforms for applied research in high-energy physics and reinforcement learning. Michael completed his Ph.D. in computer science in 2014 under the supervision of Professor Melanie Mitchell at Portland State University, focusing on biologically-inspired models of computer vision.

Publications

Outracing Champion Gran Turismo Drivers with Deep Reinforcement Learning

Nature, 2022
Pete Wurman, Samuel Barrett, Kenta Kawamoto, James MacGlashan, Kaushik Subramanian, Thomas J. Walsh, Roberto Capobianco, Alisa Devlic, Franziska Eckert, Florian Fuchs, Leilani Gilpin, Piyush Khandelwal, Varun Kompella, Hao Chih Lin, Patrick MacAlpine, Declan Oller, Takuma Seno, Craig Sherstan, Michael D. Thomure, Houmehr Aghabozorgi, Leon Barrett, Rory Douglas, Dion Whitehead Amago, Peter Dürr, Peter Stone, Michael Spranger, Hiroaki Kitano

Many potential applications of artificial intelligence involve making real-time decisions in physical systems while interacting with humans. Automobile racing represents an extreme example of these conditions; drivers must execute complex tactical manoeuvres to pass or block…

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