Ubisoft Partners With Mozilla For Bug-Fixing AI

Posted by alphaatlas 12:00 PM (CST)

Wednesday February 13, 2019

Ubisoft and Mozilla jointly announced that they're incorporating a bug fixing AI into their development workflows. "Clever-Commit," as they call it, is based on the "Commit Assistant" AI that Ubisoft La Forge showed off in March 2018, but now Ubisoft says they're starting to deploy the software across all their divisions. Apparently, the Rainbow Six: Siege developers have already had their hands on the software for some time, and they talked about it at a developer conference last November, which you can see in the video below:

Seeing how so many AAA games ship with major bugs these days, the developer's peek into their internal bug squashing process is interesting as well.

By combining data from the bug tracking system and the version control system (aka changes in the code base), Clever-Commit uses artificial intelligence to detect patterns of programming mistakes based on the history of the development of the software. This allows us to address bugs at a stage when fixing a bug is a lot cheaper and less time-consuming, than upon release.