OpenAI beats former nr.1 Dota player

OpenAI beats Dota 2’s former number one player in the world with computer programme. Elon Musk, one of the founders of OpenAI, tweeted that it is the very first time they managed to beat a highly skilled eSporter.

The computer managed to beat Danylo “Dendi” Ishutin during Valve’s yearly Dota 2 tournament in a 1v1 match. The bot managed to beat Dendi twice, which made Dendi forfeit all other scheduled matches. He said the bot “feels a little like [a] human, but a little like something else.” Programmers of the bot claim that it had learned the game by playing it for 2 weeks through a neural network. Dota 2 is also much more complex than classic games such as chess and Go, according to Elon Musk.

The developers will try to improve the computer programme so it will be able to beat a 5v5 game by next year on Valve’s tournament.

AlphaGo, a computer programme developed by Google, managed to beat the world champion in the popular Asian board game Go early 2017. This was just a year later since it first managed to beat another professional player of the game. The program is now used to help find new medicines to battle diseases.

OpenAI is a nonprofit organisation, which is founded by Elon Musk. The primary activities of the new company of the Tesla founder will be securing artificial intelligence from becoming dangerous. Elon Musk has spoken about this subject before claiming AI’s to be a “fundamental risk to the existence of civilisation”. He also clashed with Mark Zuckerberg about this subject earlier who does not share his views.

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