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

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For the first time, AI crushed a professional Dota 2 player at the game's biggest tournament

The next big step for the project is to create a team of five that can compete against a full squad at next year's worldwide, according to OpenAI. Not shockingly, Elon Musk was watching along and had some thoughts of his own, calling unregulated AI vastly more unsafe than North Korea.

A bot created by OpenAI, an artificial intelligence startup backed by Tesla CEO and visionary Elon Musk, could be the new best DOTA 2 player in the world, as the world's top human players have so far been no match for it.

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 this was a less complex, 1v1 battle, OpenAI is working on another bot that could play against and alongside humans in a larger 5v5 battle. Players control one of dozens of different characters with varying abilities, and compete to collect items and control territory.

Greg Brockman, Open AI co-founder and chief technology officer, explained the team's methods in a YouTube video posted Friday.

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Open AI said the 1v1 bot has learned from playing against itself in lifetimes worth of matches.

Then, Brockman said, it was time to put the bot to the test at The International, which is Dota 2's world championship.

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".

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

Earlier artificial intelligence was won by players and fans. OpenAI hopes to have its bot mastering five-on-fives by next year's Invitational, though.

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