The latest game in which AI has beaten a top human player is Dota 2, a battle arena video game published by Valve, as a sequel to Defense of the Ancients. In the lead up to real life morphing into The Matrix, an AI (funded by an Elon Musk startup) just beat the tar out of some of the world's best Dota 2 players.
The OpenAI team now hope to build up a team of AI bots to take on the very best DOTA 2 teams in traditional 5v5 matches by next year. The ten players each control one of the game's 113 "heroes" each of which have their own strengths and weaknesses.
Although Dota 2 has had bots for years now, their skill level has always been below what a human player would encounter in public matchmaking. Agents must learn to plan, attack, trick, and deceive their opponents.
According to The Verge, last night's demonstration was completed in matches, which reduces some of the game's complexity.
The match that has hit the headlines was meant to have three rounds against the crowd favourite player, Danylo "Dendi" Ishutin.
In the best of 3 match, the AI was able to beat Dendi in less than 10 minutes.
Elon Musk seems pretty chuffed. probably because OpenAI is going to turn into Skynet and run the magnate's future army of terminators. It quickly began to implement research projects, see OpenAI Gym Gives Reinforcement Learning A Work Out and past year partnered with Microsoft in order to use Azure.
The Artificial Intelligence, as created by OpenAI, learned the gameplay all by itself, from the scratch.
OpenAI says the bot was trained on self-play-meaning it started knowing nothing about the game, slowly learning which techniques worked and which didn't by playing a virtual version of itself.
Greg Brockman, Open AI co-founder and chief technology officer, explained the team's methods in a YouTube video posted Friday.