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At this point, the scoreline is AI 1: 0 Humans, which suggests how more reliable AI is proving to be – smarter than humans i think.

Before now, Google’s AlphaGo AI beat the world’s best Go player and now, Microsoft’s Artificial Intelligence has achieved what was apparently impossible for humans, an ideal score on the classic arcade game Ms. Pac-Man. So would it be safe to say that AI are relatively smarter than humans? I guess so.

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Maluuba, a deep learning startup that Microsoft acquired earlier this year was the beginning of it all. With the use of the company’s reinforcement learning algorithms, it was able to teach its AI how to thoroughly master the Atari 2600 version of Ms. Pac-Man (Which was a much harder game than the original Pac-Man). Well, you might envisage that this AI just got a few thousand points, but NO, Maluuba’s AI was able to achieve the highest score possible in the game: 999,990. How unbelieving?

Ms. Pac-Mac
Ms. Pac-Mac

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On what might be the importance of such a game. According to Rahul Mehrotra, who is a program manager at Maluuba, he made known that the method they developed to beat Ms. Pac-Man could be used to help a company’s sales organization make precise predictions about which potential customers to target at a particular time or on a particular day. The system could use multiple agents, each representing one client, with a top agent weighing factors such as which clients are up for contract renewal, which contracts are worth the most to the company and whether the potential customer is typically in the office that day or available at that time.

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This shows that the idea behind such a game as Ms. Pac-Man is broader than what you might currently think. It goes beyond just playing and enjoying the game but also knowing what it contributes. But for now, microsoft are the real winners.