The Best World Series Drivers and 'Gran Turismo Sophy' Race Together at the GTWS 2022 Showdown

Sony AI demonstrated its most recent progress in the development of the AI agent ‘Gran Turismo Sophy’ (GT Sophy) at the Gran Turismo World Series 2022 Showdown event, which took place on 30 and 31 July at Red Bull Hangar-7 in Salzburg, Austria.

Since its unveiling in February 2022, Sony AI has continued to evolve the capabilities of GT Sophy, which was developed in collaboration between Polyphony Digital, Sony AI and Sony Interactive Entertainment, to make GT Sophy more accessible to the greater Gran Turismo driver community.

Introducing Gran Turismo Sophy: a Champion-level Racing AI Agent Trained Through Deep Reinforcement Learning Gran Turismo Sophy, a racing AI agent developed through a collaboration between Polyphony Digital Inc. (PDI), Sony AI and Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) was announced on 9 February.

In support of that goal, an exhibition race featuring GT Sophy going head-to-head with the best GT drivers Valerio Gallo, Igor Fraga, Emily Jones, and Tomoaki Yamanaka took place on 31 July. The race is available to watch from the GTWS Showdown Nations Cup stream archive.

We hope you will enjoy this fascinating race as GT Sophy is tested against the world's best Gran Turismo drivers at the first live event in over two years.

Gran Turismo World Series 2022 | Showdown | Nations Cup With victory and a guaranteed spot at the World Finals on the line, 32 of the best drivers from around the world lock horns!