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Well this is interesting, isn't it? As reported by Wired, Ubisoft's research and development division has unveiled an artificial intelligence that helps game developers catch bugs. The AI is called Commit Assistant, and it's basically designed to spot potential issues before programmers finalise their work.

Apparently, Ubisoft ran ten years worth of code from various games through Commit Assistant, effectively teaching it where developers had previously made mistakes. Using this information, the AI can pick out problems that it recognises. Sounds pretty cool, eh?

Ultimately, if Commit Assistant can fulfil its role, Ubisoft can, in theory, cut down on costs when it comes to testing. According to the publisher, squashing bugs and polishing games can eat away at up to 70 per cent of development costs, so it's no wonder this AI was given the green light.

[source wired.co.uk]