Saturday, 21 October, 2017

Elon Musk's OpenAI Bot Just Crushed a Dota 2 Pro Gamer!

Open AI artificial intelligence Elon Musk Elon Musk Open AI Dota 2 - OpenAI Blog
Clarence Schmidt | 14 August, 2017, 01:21

The goal is to eventually assemble a full team of AI bots for 5v5 matches and, further down the road, to mix AI players in with human players on a single team.

The showdown took the form of an exhibition match staged on Friday at The International 2017, an annual esports tournament.

Earlier artificial intelligence was won by players and fans. At a certain level, most pros are good enough to find strategies and weaknesses in the bot's play style that they can exploit and beat the bots easily.

The match that has hit the headlines was meant to have three rounds against the crowd favourite player, Danylo "Dendi" Ishutin.

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. And while Elon Musk is a bit hyperbolic when he says that Dota 2 is "vastly more complex" than Go, it's true that even this limited accomplishment is impressive. Over the past week, our bot was undefeated against many top professionals including SumaiL (top 1v1 player in the world) and Arteezy (top overall player in the world). Early into the first game, the event's host asked Dendi: "Does it feel like a player, like a person?" OpenAI's bot, however, b no weaknesses in the few minutes the world watched it play at TI7.

"Our bot is trained entirely through self-play".

Musk hailed the achievement on Twitter, saying: "It was a significant advance over what AI had accomplished in more traditional games".

"We've coached it to learn just from playing against itself", said OpenAI researcher Jakub Pachoki. ― AFP picThat hasn't stopped the foundation from working on fun projects, such as a bot that not only learned to play popular videogame Dota 2, but it has successfully beat world-class players. In the future, it aims to develop a complete bot Dota 2 team.

It was a 1 vs 1 Dota 2 match in a controlled environment but the AI's success is still remarkable.

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