OpenAI was created out of Elon Musk’s concerns over the future impact of artificial intelligence on the human destiny. Therefore, he supported the creation of this non-profit organization together with Sam Altman. The core mission of this research company is to create only friendly AI bots that are limited by enough laws to act to the interest of human society only. One of the latest achievements of this company was the victory of an OpenAI bot against top Dota 2 players.
The Pro Gamer Danylo Dendi Iustin Lost the Game to Artificial Intelligence in Just 10 Minutes
The recent Dota 2 tournament in Seattle, The International, featured some interesting developments in the artificial intelligence world. An OpenAI bot challenged favorite pro gamer Danylo ‘Dendi’ Iustin at a one-on-one match. The game was broadcasted live, and the ending wasn’t on the side of humans.
Elon Musk‘s machine-learning algorithm managed to win over Dendi in just ten minutes. The pro gamer resigned from the following match and declined to participate in a third match. The bot came to inherit such extended skills by playing numerous games against itself.
The OpenAI Bot Learned Dota 2 Strategies by Playing by Itself
The strategy is dubbed as ‘learned bot behavior.’ The bot enters the game with a total blank as it has no previous knowledge of the world. However, the bot starts using the game and compete against itself for thousands of times. In the end, the computer has a solid database of strategies and knowledge about the game. There were also other methods involved. Humans would have needed years to complete all these stages.
On the other hand, one-on-one matches do not compare to team-vs-team games. Players need only a few strategies to win the game. By comparison, team matches need extra techniques for an effective real-time collaboration on the battlefield. Nonetheless, this calls for an impressive milestone in AI technology. On top of that, OpenAI is already planning to train its bots for five-on-five matches just in time for next year’s The International.
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