1. A discharge lamp drive device comprising:a discharge lamp driver configured to supply a drive current to a discharge lamp having a first electrode and a second electrode;
a storage section configured to store a plurality of drive patterns of the drive current; and
a control section configured to:
control the discharge lamp driver;
perform a machine learning evaluation of the plurality of drive patterns;
select one drive pattern of the plurality of drive patterns based on the machine learning evaluation; and
execute the selected drive pattern.