OpenAI Bot Triumphant Playing Dota 2

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The bot which had been playing with several players in the world both amateurs and professionals, today faced the Dendi (one of the leaders in Dota 2) at the main stage of The International (annual Dota 2 tournament). While its actions per minute aren't any better than that of an average flesh-and-bone player, the choices make a huge difference.

Referring to the challenge of teaching a robot to play this game which has very complicated rules he points out that the bot is entirely self trained. OpenAI says it plans to continue developing its software so it can play full-scale matches.

"We've coached it to learn just from playing against itself", said OpenAI researcher Jakub Pachoki. Was he indirectly comparing the OpenAI bot with AlphaGo? The title not only involves much more freedom of movement than most board games, but depends on feinting, denial and other less-than-obvious tactics. Footage of those matches can be found on Dota 2 Rapier's YouTube channel. In the second game, after the AI scored a quick kill, Dendi threw in the towel, saying that the bot was simply "too strong!" ― AFP picThat hasn't stopped the foundation from working on fun projects, such as a bot that not only learned to play popular videogame Dota 2, but it has successfully beat world-class players.

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Dendi's thoughts upon the OpenAI bot were interesting, and he noted that the AI "feels a little bit like a human, but at the same time it's something else".

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The company has also talked about their future endeavors with the bot. The next step, Brockman added, was training the bot to play as five players at once, and take on a full team of professionals. "This required massive processing power".

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