AI wins in poker against top human players

PITTSBURGH: Artificial Intelligence (AI) triumphed over humans in a game that has been one of its biggest challenges – poker.  At a 20-day poker tournament at the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh which ended on Monday (Jan 30), four top human poker players pitted their skills against an AI program called Libratus which was invented by researchers from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). The AI program collected more than US$1.5 million in chips to emerge victorious over the four human players – Dong Kim, Jason Les, Jimmy Chou and Daniel McAulay. The Brains vs Artificial Intelligence competition saw them spend 11 hours each day on computer screens battling an unfamiliar opponent. “The best AI’s ability to do strategic reasoning with imperfect information has now surpassed that of the best humans,” said Libratus co-creator…

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