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A bot just defeated one of the world's best video gamers

13 August 2017

AI developers have recently shown that computers can dominate the best human players in Go and chess.

Open AI's goal is to build safe artificial general intelligence.

Artificial Intelligence from Elon Musk's startup OpenAI made a surprise appearance at the World's biggest Dota 2 tournament.

It's easy enough to say "hey, we've created an AI which can beat the world's top Dota 2 pros", though, so in addition to a teaser video showing the AI caning Dota 2 elite players, TI7 also prepared a live match between the bot and pro gamer Danylo "Dendi" Ishutin. It had announced putting its AI against the top human competitors.

An OpenAI bot has beaten some of the world's greatest Dota 2 players. And rather than attempt a third round, Dendi surrendered.

The team behind OpenAI plan on extending the bot's capabilities with the hope it can compete in 5-v-5 matches at Dota 2 tournaments next year.

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The AI win stunned the gaming community, because bots are generally considered inferior to expert human players.

Greg Brockman, Open AI co-founder and chief technology officer, explained the team's methods in a YouTube video posted Friday. "This guy is really scary", Dendi kept saying, and at one point yelped "Please stop bullying me!" when the bot rushed at him aggressively.

Then, Brockman said, it was time to put the bot to the test at The International, which is Dota 2's world championship. But slowly, they learned strategies that would get them closer to their programmed winning parameters, and after a few weeks and thousands and thousands of games, they became strong enough to defeat the pros.

"They're pretty bad", one player said. In the future, it aims to develop a complete bot Dota 2 team.

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A bot just defeated one of the world's best video gamers