AI Just Beat a Top Egame player!

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    This is astonishing and a whole quantum leap over winning at chess as these egames are much much more complex than chess.

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

    An artificial intelligence program just annihilated its human competition at a world championship video game contest.

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

    This one from Open AI -- a nonprofit artificial intelligence research firm known mainly for its backing by serial entrepreneur Elon Musk, of Tesla (TSLA) and SpaceX fame -- is a different story, and possibly a cautionary one.

    Open AI says its mission is to promote "responsible" AI development.

    Or, as Musk puts it, to ensure that AI doesn't grow unchecked and become the death of humanity....

    A video introduction for the bot showed various (human) Dota 2 players sharing their opinions on bots.

    "They're pretty awful," one player said.

    But when the game kicked off, it became clear Open AI's bot was a different beast.

    It bested Dendi -- who's somewhat of a celebrity in the gaming community -- in two short rounds. And rather than attempt a third round, Dendi surrendered.

    "He's too strong," Dendi said with a smile, referring to the bot. "I need more time [to practice] I guess."​
     
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