MONTREAL – An artificial intelligence created in Montreal by Maluuba, a company recently acquired by Microsoft, managed to get a perfect score of 999,990 at the video game Ms. Pac-Man , a fact presented as a feat in the universe of artificial intelligence.
Although the game was designed in the 1980s and seems simple, Ms. Pac-Man was apparently a particular challenge for artificial intelligence researchers because of the nature of the problems and its unpredictability.
Maluuba’s approach attracts attention. The company has managed to bring dozens of smart agents together, rather than assigning the task to a single large agent.
She also used reinforcement learning, a different method of deep learning that is currently very fashionable, but increasingly used, often in collaboration with it.