AI destroys the best Dota 2 players in the world

AI defeats Dota 2 players
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AI bots are better at gaming than the best humans players. At Valve’s yearly Dota 2 tournament, a bot from Elon Musk’s startup OpenAI managed to destroy the best Dota2 players in the world.

Surprisingly, OpenAI engineers said that the learning process was a steep one. The AI agents learnt to play Dota 2 in just two weeks of real-time learning.

AI beats pros in competitive e-sports for the first time

This is not the first time that AI has defeated the best human players. As a quick reminder, Google’s AlphaGo AI computer smashed the best Go players in the world only a few months ago.

However, this is indeed the first time when AI defeats humans in competitive e-sports, a task much more difficult and complex than chess and Go, as Elon Musk points out.

It is worth mentioning that AI defeated Dota 2 pro player Dendi in a live 1-vs-1 match. Although, the number of variables in the gaming environment was indeed limited, the AI played almost like a human.

OpenAI is planning to enhance its Dota 2 AI bot and turn it into an agent capable of tackling a full game in a 5-vs-5 match. The team hopes to achieve this by next year’s tournament.

Playing a full 5-vs-5 Dota 2 match is an incredibly complex task. The huge number of variables and possibilities is much more complex than what AI bots have bee able to achieve so far. It will be interesting to see if the OpenAI team manages to build and coordinate a team of 5 AI bots that can beat the world’s best players.

If this happens, it will mark a breakthrough moment in AI history, opening the door to new possibilities.

And now place your bets: do you think that an AI bot team will be able to defeat the best Dota 2 players in 5-vs-5 matches by next year? Let us know in the comments below.

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