GTA5 Trains Driverless Cars

What do you do when you need to log millions of hours of driver training on an AI? You turn to video games. Specifically GTA V in this case as researchers are using the game to help supplement their AI for upcoming driverless cars. The companies doing so stress that it is supplementary and in no way the core of the AI’s training, but that logging millions of hours in the real world is unfeasible and that GTA V provides the richest environment they can pull data from.