Microsoft is a name that needs no introduction. It is one of the leading multinational corporations and has planted its roots deep within the gaming industry. Although their presence is far more visible in console gaming, Microsoft has taken some steps toward other projects, some of which have been fruitful.
Their ventures in AI gaming with Microsoft Flight Simulator brought life to an impossible concept. The game allows you to explore the entire earth, all 197 million square miles. Their partnership with blackshark.ai made it possible, and now it seems like they are looking for something much bigger.
According to a recent Job Listing on Microsoft, they are hiring for the position of a Researcher – Deep Reinforcement Learning for Games. The description shows their motives, and considering how they recently partnered with NVIDIA to build a massive AI Supercomputer, they definitely have something big planned.
Microsoft is hiring for a position that clearly shows their interest in AI gaming, which is not surprising considering their success with Microsoft Flight Simulator.
Their partnership with NVIDIA further fuels our belief, and with time, we might see them coming up with another impossible concept made possible.
The Job Listing at Microsoft states that “we are seeking highly motivated researcher intern candidates in the area of Gaming and AI. We encourage applications from all candidates with a background in Deep Learning (DL), Reinforcement Learning (RL), or a related field who are excited to tackle challenges that arise in applications of modern machine learning approaches to video games.”
Since the job is for an internship, this position is not as grandiose as one would expect, but what makes it interesting is how they mentioned, “ Working closely with researchers from Microsoft for the duration of 12 weeks, you will advance the state of the art in this space by developing novel models and algorithms.“
As such, the job listing reveals some information that Microsoft would probably like to keep hidden until they progress in their projects. However, no gaming news can escape our eyes at TopTierList.
They even announced their partnership with NVIDIA to make a massive AI Supercomputer. Many people believe it to be a big project for NVIDIA; however, if we consider Microsoft has many researchers putting their all into making something that can work well with the supercomputer mentioned previously, the project will be massive for Microsoft.
It has the potential to be their most innovative project yet, and we can’t help but be excited to see how it goes. Both of these companies have the resources and specific things they excel in, and combinedly, their aim to build “one of the most powerful AI supercomputers in the world” may not be as far-fetched as we think.
As for what exactly they are aiming for next, we can’t pinpoint that. Perhaps when new opportunities, such as the above job listing, arise, we will see something to connect the dots with. Until then, share your thoughts with us on the subject below, and we will get back to you!