An Open AI Bot is beating Best Dota Players in Dota 2

In the past hour or so, an AI bot crushed a noted professional video games player at Dota 2 in a series of one-on-one showdowns.

The match that has hit the headlines was meant to have three rounds against the crowd favourite player, Danylo "Dendi" Ishutin. At the same time, he has already played in Dota 2 a greater number of parties than any other professional athlete. As the game went on, rarely you can see people cheering over a very creep blocking, and the fans have echoed the arena during this exhibition match, doing the same. In a shock move on Friday evening, the software agent squared up to top Dota 2 pro gamer Dendi, a Ukrainian 27-year-old, at the Dota 2 world championships dubbed The International. Greg Brockman, leader of the OpenAI Dota 2 team, said that in the early stages, the dueling Shadow Fiends just ran aimlessly around the map until they died. Available on Android and IOS. It's part of a revolutionary new class of programs called Deep Learning Neural Networks, or as OpenAI has dubbed theirs: Artificial General Intelligence. The teams compete against each with millions of U.S. dollars up for grabs. It was flanked by burly bodyguards wearing all black, who proceeded to hook up the bot to a computer. Our next step is to create a team of Dota 2 bots which can compete and collaborate with the top human teams. And rather than attempt a third round, Dendi surrendered. In response to the games he said, the bot "feels a little like [a] human, but a little like something else". "I need more time [to practice] I guess". "But it has no room for even slight mistakes", he wrote. Dendi lost the first game two kills to one (he managed to kill the bot at the same time as it killed him the second time, securing the win). An indication of the company's investment in developing its in-house automation and machine learning technologies.

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Vanessa Coleman