Artificial intelligence technology for gaming behaviors acquired by MASA for large command post simulations

PARIS, 22 Nov. 2011. Officials of MASA Group in Paris are enhancing the company's expertise in game-quality artificial intelligence (AI) technology for applications in defense, homeland security, emergency management, and serious gaming with its acquisition of intellectual property rights and AI product development talent from Artificial Technology GmbH in Puchheim, Germany, outside of Munich. The acquisition will enable MASA to capitalize on AI-based gaming technology, such as path-finding and steering systems, perception, planning, decision, and analysis in MASA product planning.

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PARIS, 22 Nov. 2011. Officials of MASA Group in Paris are enhancing the company's expertise in game-quality artificial intelligence (AI) technology for simulation and training applications in defense, homeland security, emergency management, and serious gaming with its acquisition of intellectual property rights and AI product development talent from Artificial Technology GmbH in Puchheim, Germany, outside of Munich.MASA will use intellectual property from Artificial Technology to integrate advanced game-quality AI technology into the next generation of MASA LIFE, the company's AI software middleware that creates different behaviors for a broad range of applications, company officials say.MASA develops AI-based modeling and simulation software, while Artificial Technology develops AI middleware for the games industry. Artificial Technology is best known for its flagship product EKI One AI middleware product that implements customized non-player character behaviors in online and computer games. EKI One has a virtual sandbox for real-time preview, which enables users to visualize and test intelligent behaviors.

The acquisition will enable MASA to capitalize on AI-based gaming technology, such as path-finding and steering systems, perception, planning, decision, and analysis in MASA product planning.

MASA also will use Artificial Technology's cloud-ready AI middleware, developed for massively multiplayer online games, for a new generation of portable simulation to help solve the challenges of massive, distributed large command post exercises.

By taking AI off the desktop and into the cloud, MASA and its LIFE product will create new opportunities for simulation developers as well as more immersive and realistic training and planning scenarios for end users, company officials say.

For more information contact MASA Group online at www.masagroup.net, or Artificial Technology at www.ekione.com.

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