Friday, 18 August, 2017

Elon Musk's OpenAI Bot Beats Pro Dota 2 Player

Elon Musk: AI a bigger threat than North Korea Dota 2 - OpenAI Blog
Carlton Santiago | 14 August, 2017, 01:15

The financial backer of Open AI, Elon Musk is claiming the win for the bot as the first time artificial intelligence has been able to beat professionals in a competitive e-sport game.

Open AI, the initiative taken by Elon Musk; this year has started taking part in the Dota 2 championships. "Our bot has learned-entirely via self-play-to predict where other players will move, to improvise in response to unfamiliar situations, and how to influence the other player's allied units to help it succeed".

As reported by CNN, the Open AI team taught a bot to play Dota 2, an online multi-player battle game where teams compete to take down a structure in an opposing team's home base. The crowd could hear him say "this guy is scary" as they watched the battle. "Vastly more complex than traditional board games like chess & Go", tweeted Musk. The ten players each control one of the game's 113 "heroes" each of which have their own strengths and weaknesses. The characters have different roles, like offense, defense, and support, but the deep complexity and number of variables mean human players are often able to play a single hero in dozens of different styles, strategies, and roles.

That said, OpenAI is already working on the complexities and is creating a bot which will play alongside humans in a 5 vs 5 game.

"We've coached it to learn just from playing against itself", said OpenAI researcher Jakub Pachoki.

In a one-on-one exhibition match, a bot designed by OpenAI, the artificial-intelligence research nonprofit co-chaired by Tesla Motors CEO Musk and Y Combinator President Sam Altman, defeated Danylo "Dendi" Ishutin, who is a professional player.

"They're pretty bad", one player said. An indication of the company's investment in developing its in-house automation and machine learning technologies.

"Success in Dota requires players to develop intuitions about their opponents and plan accordingly".

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

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