Jun 15, 2017

Microsoft AI plays a perfect game of Ms Pac-Man

The software giant said that the method deployed in the game could also be used for teaching AI agents to perform complex tasks to help humans. Google's DeepMind AI, which has beaten the complex game of Go, is widely seen as leading the pack on AI research. In a blogpost, Microsoft explained that the team used an AI technique known as reinforcement learning to master the Atari 2600 version of the game. The system used more than 150 agents, each of which worked in parallel with other agents to master the game. Rahul Mehrotra, a program manager at Maluuba, explained that it is because such games are very complex and said: "A lot of companies working on AI use games to build intelligent algorithms because there's a lot of human-like intelligence capabilities that you need to beat the games."

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