Last year, Shen Xiangyang, then Microsoft’s global executive vice president, announced at the 2019 World Artificial Intelligence Conference that Microsoft Asia Research Institute has developed the world’s strongest "Mahjong AI"-Suphx, and on the internationally renowned professional mahjong platform "Tianfeng" "Shangrong was promoted to ten sections, its strength surpassed the average level of the top human players in the open room of the platform.
Games are an important test field for artificial intelligence algorithm research. The complexity of the environment and the uncertainty of information are the best training ground for machine learning.
So what are the difficulties of Mahjong AI? How did Suphx make a breakthrough in the field of game AI? What is the ultimate goal of Mahjong AI landing? At the 2020 World Artificial Intelligence Conference, reporters from "Daily Economic News" tried to find answers from Microsoft Asia Research.
Pan Tianyou, deputy dean of Microsoft Research Asia, told reporters: "Everyone knows about AlphaGo in Go. Card games are more difficult than chess. The most complicated game in card games is Chinese Mahjong. There are too many uncertainties, but our researchers accepted this challenge."