HTM and TextWorld

Microsoft released TextWorld framework and competition late last year. TextWorld basically generates “text adventures” like Zork from the 80s, using a bunch of heuristics. You then need to design an agent that can navigate through this world. It’s intended for RL based agents, but HTM would fit the bill nicely as well. The competition is running until May. It’s quite visible, i.e. widely reported in press, so HTM based solution ranking quite high or winning the competition would do wonders.