Valve is teaching an artificial intelligence to find cheaters in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. The company confirmed it is working on an AI for that purpose in a Reddit post. It has already begun finding players who are breaking the rules.
According to Valve, the AI has been learning to spot the differences between cheaters and legitimately high-skill players.
Other posters in the Global Offensive subreddit asked why software hadn’t been implemented to combat spin-botting. Valve said it’d be hard to implement a long-term solution.
Any hard-coded detection of spin-botting leads to an arms race with cheat developers — if they can find the edges of the heuristic you’re using to detect the cheat, the problem comes back,
The AI is still being developed. Currently it is finding potentially bad players and sending them to a review team at Valve.