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AI beats top 'Dota 2' players in one-on-one matches

AI beats top 'Dota 2' players in one-on-one matches

In the 1v1 format, however, both players are assigned the same hero, Shadow Fiend, a popular offensive hero favored by numerous world's best central-role (known as mid lane) players.

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

It's still not clear of AI is going to snatch all our jobs, but according to visionary and Tesla owner Elon Musk, an AI bot is definitely going to take away our e-sports supremacy.

The MOBA is one of the most popular video games in all of competitive eSports, but no matter how good the best squishy humans are at the game, it seems OpenAI is better. "This guy is really scary", Dendi kept saying, and at one point yelped "Please stop bullying me!" when the bot rushed at him aggressively.

Referring to the challenge of teaching a robot to play this game which has very complicated rules he points out that the bot is entirely self trained. The next step, Brockman added, was training the bot to play as five players at once, and take on a full team of professionals. And rather than attempt a third round, Dendi surrendered.

Greg Brockman, himself, appeared to be impressed by the success of the method. Earlier this year, an AI built by Microsoft beat every level of the Ms. Pac-Man game - something no human player has ever achieved.

The billionaire said that when someone is interested in issues of level of safety using bots, now is the time to prepare. Vastly more complex than traditional board games like chess & Go.

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.

The implications, of course, are that a bot that can master complex video games can have other uses too.


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