OpenAI, the nonprofit research organization founded by Elon Musk, can claim a world first: its artificial intelligence system trained to play the complex strategy game Dota 2 has bested a world champion e-sports team today. The competition was held in San Francisco and dubbed the OpenAI Five Finals, ending the organization’s public demonstrations of its Dota-playing technology on a high note.
The competition saw five top Dota 2 pros on team OG, which won the $25 International Dota 2 tournament last year, face off in a best-of-three contest against the OpenAI Five bots, all trained using the same deep reinforcement learning techniques and controlled simultaneously by a single system. The performance is by far the highest-quality…
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