Tuesday, January 31, 2017

A-I skunks poker pros

Every day for the last 20 days, between the hours of 11am and about 10pm, four of the world’s top poker players have been sitting in a Pittsburgh casino playing against a software robot called Libratus.
With only a few hours of the Brains vs Artifical Intelligence competition left, Libratus has won more than $1.5m worth of chips from the humans. It would take a miracle for the human players, Dong Kim, Jason Les, Jimmy Chou and Daniel McCauley – all specialists in no-limit Texas Hold’em, a two-player unlimited bid form of poker – to make a comeback.
It’s a crushing defeat for humanity, but a major milestone for artificial intelligence.
Little by little and bit by bit (Go, Chess, Jeopardy), it seems that one of the best and most extraordinary things human beings can do is to fuck up.

1 comment:

  1. I'm pretty sure that evolution will eventually demonstrate that the big brain is NOT an effective survival trait. If it's not plain mistaken it's outright lying. It's fun, but useless.