All In: Artificial Intelligence Beats the World's Best Poker Players


The world's best artificial intelligence poker player seems to know exactly when to hold'em and when to fold'em. An artificial-intelligence program known as Libratus has beat the world's absolute best human poker players in a 20-day No-Limit Texas Hold'em tournament, defeating four opponents by about $1.77 million in poker chips, according to Pittsburgh's Rivers Casino, where the "Brains vs. Artificial Intelligence" poker tournament was held. At the end of each day, at least one of the human players was beating the AI program. But in the end, it was not enough. "We appreciate their hard work, but unfortunately, the computer won," said Craig Clark, general manager of Rivers Casino.