Published: Sat, August 12, 2017
Sci-tech | By Carrie Guzman

OpenAI Bot Remains Undefeated against World's Greatest Dota 2 Players

OpenAI Bot Remains Undefeated against World's Greatest Dota 2 Players

Elon Musk's been one of the loudest voices in tech about the dangers of AI - even setting up a foundation, OpenAI with a mission: "discovering and enacting the path to safe artificial general intelligence".

The OpenAI program has played so many games of Dota 2, learning from playing against itself until it figures out how to counter any given situation, that it can take on one of the world's best.

In the live Shadow Fiend mirror match against Dendi, the bot executed an impossibly flawless creep block, perfectly balanced creep aggro, and even recognized and cancelled Dendi's healing items.

In a surprise event Friday (Aug. 11), Elon Musk-backed research lab OpenAI announced it had built an AI bot that could beat professional e-sports players at Dota 2, an extremely popular multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game, in 1-on-1 matches.

Before the battle kicked off, Dendi greeted the screaming crowd at Seattle Center's Keyarena, where the competition was hosted, wearing a hooded white robe and playfully boxing the air.

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Dota 2, which is played by over 10 million people monthly is normally played between two teams of 5 players with the goal of collectively destroying a large structure defended by the opposing team known as the "Ancient", whilst defending their own.

It bested Dendi - who's somewhat of a celebrity in the gaming community - in two short rounds. The bot crushed Dendi. The AI "feels a little like [a] human, but a little like something else", Dendi said.

"I am sure it is possible to beat it".

The Artificial Intelligence, as created by OpenAI, learned the gameplay all by itself, from the scratch. Was he indirectly comparing the OpenAI bot with AlphaGo?

"Would like to express our appreciation to Microsoft for use of their Azure cloud computing platform", he wrote.

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