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Facebook AI just beat professional poker players in a major artificial intelligence breakthrough

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Facebook has achieved a major milestone in artificial intelligence (AI) thanks to one of its systems beating six professional poker players at no-limit Texas hold'em. The Pluribus AI defeated renowned players including Darren Elias, who holds the record for most World Poker Tour titles. Beating poker pros has been a major challenge for AI researchers, as the best players need to be good at bluffing and unpredictable. "Playing a six-player game rather than head-to-head requires fundamental changes in how the AI develops its playing strategy," said Noam Brown, a research scientist at Facebook AI. "We're elated with its performance and believe some of Pluribus's playing strategies might even change the way pros play the game." The breakthrough comes two years after an AI algorithm developed by Google-owned DeepMind helped a computer beat a human champion at the notoriously complicated board game Go for the first time.


Artificial intelligence wrecks poker pros to stack up a profit of $800,000

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In yet another episode of man versus machine, an artificial intelligence developed by Carnegie Mellon University has been absolutely dismantling a team of professional poker players, accumulating a staggering lead of almost $800,000. The showdown takes place as part of the "Brains vs. Artificial Intelligence" competition which pits a group of four poker pros against the crafty supercomputer Libratus in a heads-up game of No-Limit Texas Hold'em slated to continue for 120,000 hands. Since January 11 when the contest initially kicked off, the players have now passed the midway point of the the race, having completed almost 65,000 hands in total. What is more intriguing is that so far Libratus has managed to keep an impressive lead over its human opponents, stacking up a profit of $794,392. While the seasoned players originally underestimated the AI, Jimmy Chou, who is one of the pros, told CMU that they've all come to regard the machine as a tremendously tough rival, noting the computer's ability to continuously improve its game.


Artificial intelligence wrecks poker pros to stack up a profit of $800,000

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In yet another episode of man versus machine, an artificial intelligence developed by Carnegie Mellon University has been absolutely dismantling a team of professional poker players, accumulating a staggering lead of almost $800,000. The showdown takes place as part of the "Brains vs. Artificial Intelligence" competition which pits a group of four poker pros against the crafty supercomputer Libratus in a heads-up game of No-Limit Texas Hold'em slated to continue for 120,000 hands. Gary Vaynerchuk was so impressed with TNW Conference 2016 he paused mid-talk to applaud us. Since January 11 when the contest initially kicked off, the players have now passed the midway point of the the race, having completed almost 65,000 hands in total. What is more intriguing is that so far Libratus has managed to keep an impressive lead over its human opponents, stacking up a profit of $794,392.


Artificial intelligence wrecks poker pros to stack up a profit of $800,000

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In yet another episode of man versus machine, an artificial intelligence developed by Carnegie Melon University has been absolutely dismantling a team of professional poker players, accumulating a staggering lead of almost $800,000. The showdown takes place as part of the "Brains vs. Artificial Intelligence" competition which pits a group of four poker pros against the crafty supercomputer Libratus in a heads-up game of No-Limit Texas Hold'em slated to continue for 120,000 hands. TNW Conference won best European Event 2016 for our festival vibe. See what's in store for 2017. Since January 11 when the contest initially kicked off, the players have now passed the midway point of the the race, having completed almost 65,000 hands in total.


Pokerbots – can they be beaten? Blog Post by KDR Recruitment

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As a keen poker player I love the thrill and excitement of playing against my opponents and beating their hand. I recently spent 2 weeks in Las Vegas to play in the World Series of Poker (WSOP) but when I'm not in the casino I'm playing online. What I love about the casino is not just the environment but you know who you are playing, and you certainly know they are real, but when online pokerbots can come in to play, which asks the questions can they be beaten? Quite simply a pokerbot is a computer program designed by an individual to play against opponents online, meaning a game can be played without the person being present (and because of this they are massively frowned upon in the poker world). There are different levels of pokerbots, many bots in smaller online casinos have software issues and can be manipulated and beaten (as long as you spot it is a bot before it wins) however there are stories that emerge, mainly in America, of very strong bots and'bot-rings' that have beaten and "won" a lot of money from top professional poker players.