Could AI bot beat Bond in a Casino Royale style showdown

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In the high stakes world of professional poker, calculating the odds can go a long way to help win the hand. And a new bot developed by a team of computer scientists could give even James Bond a run for his money. The DeepStack system uses Artificial Intelligence to reduce an exponentially complex number of calculations to a more manageable size - then decides on its play in a matter of seconds. A combination of cool composure, a strong hand and more than a dash of luck allowed James Bond to walk off with a massive £93 million ($115 million) pot in Casino Royale. DeepStack played 3,000 hands each against eleven professional players.


Felted! AI poker bot Libratus cleans out pros in grueling tournament, smugly trousers $1.8m

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Analysis Machines have triumphed again. Libratus, a powerful computer program, has crushed its human opponents at a heads-up no-limit Texas hold'em poker tournament held at Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, winning $1,776,250 over 120,000 hands. It's a landmark achievement in AI game playing, said Tuomas Sandholm, co-creator of Libratus and a machine-learning professor at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). "Heads up no-limit Texas hold'em is – in a way – the last frontier standing within the foreseeable future. Of course, new things can come later.


AI beats professional poker players in Pittsburgh

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Researchers have developed an Artificial Intelligence (AI) bot that beat professional players in a 20-day poker tournament. The bot, named Libratus, beat four of the World's best Heads-Up No-Limit Texas Hold'Em poker players at a casino in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Libratus won the tournament after 120,000 hands, winning with a lead of $1.7 million in virtual poker chips. Professor of computer science Tuomas Sandholm said: 'The best AI's ability to do strategic reasoning with imperfect information has now surpassed that of the best humans' The AI was developed at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) by Professor Tuomas Sandholm and his PhD student Noam Brown. They said that the AI's victory wasn't just a matter of luck - it was statistically significant.


AI goes head-to-head with star poker players in No-Limit Texas Hold' em

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Artificial intelligence has already become a part of our everyday lives through AI-assisted services like Siri. But Al has its own hobbies too, including the mind-whirling game of poker. Scholars at Carnegie Mellon University have developed an AI system named Libratus that will wage a poker battle (with a $200,000 pot) against four of the best human pros out there. In a tournament called "Brains Vs. Artificial Intelligence: Upping the Ante," Libratus and the humans will play matches of Heads-Up No-Limit Texas Hold'em beginning on Jan. 11 at the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the university announced in a press release.


5 Intriguing Uses for Artificial Intelligence (That Aren't Killer Robots)

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Rather than leading to the violent downfall of humankind, artificial intelligence is helping people around the world do their jobs, including doctors who diagnose sepsis in patients and scientists who track endangered animals in the wild, experts said Thursday (Oct. Advancements in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) haven't always been met with enthusiasm. Famed astrophysicist Stephen Hawking warned on several occasions that a fully developed AI could destroy the human race, and Hollywood sci-fi movies are rife with fierce robots battling humans for control. But at yesterday's conference -- attended by the country's leading researchers, innovators, entrepreneurs and students -- scientists explained how newly developed AI is accelerating research and improving lives. Here is a look at five AI inventions that are already redefining technology.