It had announced putting its AI against the top human competitors. The fear of the AI system evolving into Skynet has since been debunked, but combined with the DOTA 2-playing OpenAI bot, we can't help but wonder what the future holds for the technology. Perhaps more significantly, while Ishutin was defeated in a 1-on-1 match, DOTA 2 is normally played by opposing teams of five players each.
What's particularly impressive about the feat is that winning in Dota tasks players with building intuition about what their opponents will do, and building a corresponding game plan. OpenAI CTO Greg Brockman said it took two weeks to train the bot, and it had previously beaten the world's top 1v1 player and the overall top-ranked player in the world. Sumail, also a TechJuice 25 under 25, is one of the Time Magazine's top 30 influential teenagers. Even for new players, playing against bots is generally only encouraged for those that have absolutely no MOBA experience.
One of the best players in the world, which is entrusted to the standoff bot, was a Ukrainian nickname Dendi.
It's not only Google's AI that has the potential to defeat humans in their own game.
Artificial intelligence took a step forward last night, at an annual tournament for players of the tactical wargame Defense of the Ancients 2. "The correlation between player skill and actions-per-minute is not strong, and in fact, our AI's actions-per-minute are comparable to that of an average human player".
The bot was also taking challenges from random players at the venue, accordingto Dota 2 journalist Victoria "riningear" Rose. Right now, the company had just developed one single bot.
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