Elon Musk's OpenAI Beats The Best Players At Dota 2

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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.

Artificial intelligence company Open AI has created a bot that is taking down top Dota 2 players at The International 2017. It had announced putting its AI against the top human competitors.

"Maybe if I played it a lot of times", Dendi ponders as he loses, perhaps questioning whether fighting back against the machines is futile or not.

Engineers from OpenAI, which is backed by Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, explained that their bot earned a "lifetime" of experience after two weeks of real-time Dota 2 training against itself, eventually working up to go undefeated against other professional players, including Artour "Arteezy" Babaev and Syed "Suma1L" Hassan.

It's not only Google's AI that has the potential to defeat humans in their own game. After the AI quickly got the first kill in the second round, the human player gave up and forfeited the rest of the match.

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In fairness, the website admits the bot was built "in collaboration with Valve" so it's possible they had a little insider knowledge, even if the creators insist the bot has the same actions per minutes (APM) as an average player.

While bots have mastered games like Chess and Go, video games like DOTA 2 are still a challenge, but one that OpenAI seems equal to. In the meantime, the company said it will soon let anybody play against the bot. OpenAI says it plans to continue developing its software so it can play full-scale matches.

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