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Tencent Game AI: The Techniques and Applications of WukongAI in MOBA Game (Presented by Tencent AI Lab)

Zhining Xie  (Senior Researcher, Tencent AI Lab)

Date: Wednesday, July 21

Time: 1:50pm - 2:20pm

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Pass, Audio Pass, Independent Games Summit Pass

Topic: Programming

Format: Sponsored Session

Vault Recording: Not Recorded

Tencent AI Lab

Wukong AI, an artificial intelligence program, playing Honor of Kings, a popular MOBA game published by Tencent, exceeds the performance of top-professional player. Based on the superhuman AI ability, Wukong AI has been applied to many aspects of game, such as Wukong AI challenge, game balance testing, etc. However, to achieve these goals, there are many challenges need to be tackled, such as cooperation between multi-agent, human-like behavior and strategy diversity. Wukong AI adopts a combination of novel and existing learning techniques, including off-policy adaption, multi-head value estimation, curriculum self-play, policy distillation, and Monte-Carlo tree-search, in training and playing a large pool of heroes, meanwhile addressing the scalability issue skillfully. Although WukongAI use Honor of Kings as a case study, these proposed techniques are also applicable to other MOBA games, as the playing mechanics across MOBA games are similar.


The attendee will be inspired by some ideas about the solution to other complex real-world problems using game AI and how to use game AI to assist game development such as game content generation and testing.

Intended Audience

This presentation is intended for researchers, developers and designers who are interested in deep learning in game and application of game AI.