OpenAI’s bot beats top Dota 2 player so badly that he quits

OpenAI’s bot beats top Dota 2 player so badly that he quits

By | August 14th, 2017
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An artificial intelligence has beaten one of the world’s top Dota 2

players in single combat today.


														
							

Danil Ishutin, better known by his gaming handle “Dendi,” threw in the towel in the middle of a second game against a bot that OpenAI created, one that had been beating him handily.

The two squared off in a pair of 1-on-1 matches in this multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game at The International, one of the biggest esports events in the world. The first character who scored two kills or destroyed an in-game tower would be crowned the winner. In the first game, OpenAI’s bot appeared dominant, and Ishutin appeared flustered by its capabilities. It scored first blood against Ishutin fairly early on, and the two subsequently traded kills, crowning the bot the winner.

After the bot scored a kill on him early in the second game, Ishutin threw in the towel, meaning that OpenAI’s system remained undefeated against a group of top players, including Artour “Arteezy” Babaev and Syed “Suma1L” Hassan.

It’s a milestone for OpenAI, an organization that’s trying to make sure future artificial general intelligences are positive additions to humankind. Greg Brockman, the organization’s cofounder and CTO, said in a streamed interview that this validates a step toward more impactful systems.

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Nisheeth Bhakuni