AI beats top 'Dota 2' players in one-on-one matches

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We know A I can be very beneficial to humanity, and it's going to require fundamental Advances to see what it's really capable of.

Elon Musk may be terrified of artificial intelligence (AI) and spreading a message of AI-led doom, but that hasn't stopped him from funding companies that are developing advanced AI.

The founder of Blue Origin, Elon Musk took to the Twitter and posted about a bot built by his nonprofit organization, OpenAI and also said that it has managed to beat several of the world's best players at the video game, Dota 2. It had announced putting its AI against the top human competitors.

OpenAI first ever to defeat world's best players in competitive eSports. And rather than attempt a third round, Dendi surrendered. Even for new players, playing against bots is generally only encouraged for those that have absolutely no MOBA experience.

OpenAI, the non-profit organization co-founded by Elon Musk in 2015 with a mission to build safe AGI, and ensure AGI's benefits are as widely and evenly distributed as possible; has recently developed a bot that could beat the best in the popular cult game Dota 2 in one on one matches under standard tournament rules.


While bots have mastered games like Chess and Go, video games like DOTA 2 are still a challenge, but one that OpenAI seems equal to.

"They're pretty very bad", one player said.

Players expressed surprise at the many human-like qualities the bot expressed, but Dendi did add that the bot felt a "little like something else" as well.

"This guy is scary", Dendi repeated during play as the bot whittled down his health.

This isn't the first time a bot has made waves in the gaming world. But slowly, they learned strategies that would get them closer to their programmed winning parameters, and after a few weeks and thousands and thousands of games, they became strong enough to defeat the pros. "This required massive processing power".

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