Tuesday, 17 October, 2017

Elon Musk's AI Just "Wiped Out" World's Best DOTA 2 Players

Dota 2 - OpenAI Blog For the first time, AI crushed a professional Dota 2 player at the game's biggest tournament
Theresa Hayes | 12 August, 2017, 22:10

"Our next step is to create a team of Dota 2 bots which can compete and collaborate with the top human teams", read the blog. OpenAI says it plans to continue developing its software so it can play full-scale matches. Between the event's official games, Valve always includes some fun show matches, and this year it brought in Open AI's aforementioned Dota 2 bot to face off against the game's most famous player, Danil "Dendi" Ishutin, live on the main stage.

Artificial intelligence company Open AI has created a bot that is taking down top Dota 2 players at The International 2017. The ten players each control one of the game's 113 "heroes" each of which have their own strengths and weaknesses.

Greg Brockman, Open AI co-founder and chief technology officer, explained the team's methods in a YouTube video posted Friday.

"We just let it play lifetimes of 1v1 against itself, and coached it on what we thought was good or bad", Brockman said in a video played before the match.

The billionaire said that when someone is interested in issues of level of safety using bots, now is the time to prepare.

It bested Dendi - who's somewhat of a celebrity in the gaming community - in two short rounds. In the second game, after the AI scored a quick kill, Dendi threw in the towel, saying that the bot was simply "too strong!" "But it has no room for even slight mistakes", he wrote.

Open AI's goal is to build safe artificial general intelligence. OpenAI is now working on a 5 on 5 bot as well. Developers at the startup claim the AI learned to beat top Dota pros after just two weeks of real-time learning.

As they plan to explore the 5v5 Dota in the future, Elon Musk thanked Microsoft for use of their Azure cloud computing platform as it required massive processing power. "This required massive processing power".