As part of a 80’s nostalgia, today Pac-Man is often remembered as Atari’s most famous video-game. Less known is that in reality, he was born already in the decade before, exactly in ’77; furthermore not in the US, but in Japan. Game designer Toru Iwatani invented the character, influenced by local manga and still named “Pakkuman”. The name referred to the sound of opening and closing a mouth while eating.
This episode of your podcast presents Pac-Man’s biography, discusses his actual role for AI Learning and the things which are still up to come in the next years.
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