Ubisoft AI Commit Assistant Finds Bugs In Games.
You are also sick of finding bugs in videos games, aren’t you? Especially from Ubisoft who had some of their games ruined because of being full of bugs like the Assassin’s Creed Unity. Well, don’t worry because Ubisoft is now using AI that finds bugs in video games before the devs.
During the recent Ubisoft Developer Conference at Montreal, Ubisoft revealed its new AI called Commit Assistant. What this AI actually does it that it detects the code that may result in an in-game bug before the code is implanted. This will help developers not only find bugs but also give them suggestions using its advanced reinforced learning technique and suggests programmers fixes and improvements. Ubisoft’s R&D division in Montreal, Yves Jacquier says:
“I think like many good ideas, it’s like ‘how come we didn’t think about that before?” Continuing he said,”It’s all about comparing the lines of code we’ve created in the past, the bugs that were created in them, and the bugs that were corrected, and finding a way to make links [between them] to provide us with a super-AI for programmers,” explains Jacquier.[via Wired]
Commit Assistant saves not only time but also the cost that takes it to fix bugs in the game. They said that bug elimination during the development of game requires huge teams and can eat up to 70% of the costs. This AI is still in early stage and at the moment it is capable of catching “6 bugs Out of 10”. It contains 10 years worth of codes of games that Ubisoft created in past and contains all information where a specific code brought a bug in the game and it will raise an alarm if it finds the same historic mistake being done again. Ubisoft La Forge in co-operation with the University of Concordia developed this magnificent AI. Following video explains how Commit Assistant works and helps the devs to make a game without any flaws.
Commit Assistant is currently used in one of the most anticipated games from Ubisoft which is Far Cry 5. We’ll see if this brings improvements in the game and whether it’ll surely make the games free of bugs. Although this is a huge step taken by Ubisoft for making great games and saving their’s and our’s time. This means that you won’t have to download GBs of fixes and patches to fix a broken game and will be able to peacefully play your game.