Elon Musk-backed startup uses AI to beat Pro Gamer

A bot created by the Elon Musk-backed non-profit startup ‘OpenAI’ has defeated champion Danylo “Dendi” Ishutin of the tactical wargame “Defense of the Ancients 2” (DOTA 2) in two back-to-back demonstration matches.
Elon Musk-backed startup uses AI to beat Pro Gamer
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The game, played at the annual tournament, The International on Saturday in Keyarena at Seattle Center, has a winning prize of over $20 million. DOTA 2 is a complex, team-based game played by over 10 million people monthly. The game is continuous, has hidden information and good strategy and positioning win over raw mechanics.  
‘OpenAI’ uses DOTA 2 as a test-bed for new AI technologies. Musk hailed the achievement on Twitter, saying: “It was a significant advance over what AI had accomplished in more traditional games.” “OpenAI first ever to defeat world’s best players in competitive eSports. 
Vastly more complex than traditional board games like chess & Go,” Elon Musk tweeted. OpenAI describes it as “a step towards building AI systems which accomplish well-defined goals in messy, complicated situations involving real humans.”

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