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Microsoft is trying to patent anti-cheat machine learning tech
2018-07-03
 

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Microsoft is trying to patent anti-cheat machine learning tech

2018-07-03

Microsoft has filed a patent that would see the tech firm using machine learning to detect cheating in video games.

The patent would see the Big M able to find bad actors at a platform level, rather than using anti-cheat programs. Those - as a title like Playerunknown's Battlegrounds has shown - aren't reliable and are sometimes shockingly easy to disable.

This patent was filed in May 2017 and has only just been published by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. It currently applies to Xbox Live, but given how Microsoft's games ecosystem is operating and is designed at the moment, it's likely this tech will make its way onto Windows 10 titles, too.

The tech would be looking at player behaviour, such as what achievements they have unlocked, to determine whether they are playing legitimately or not.

source: https://www.pcgamesinsider.biz/news/67364/microsoft-is-trying-to-patent-anti-cheat-machine-learning-tech/