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Elon Musk + AI + Microsoft = Awesome Dota 2 Player

Saturday August 12, 2017. 10:34 PM , from Slashdot
Elon Musk + AI + Microsoft = Awesome Dota 2 Player
An anonymous reader quotes the Verge:
Tonight during Valve's yearly Dota 2 tournament, a surprise segment introduced what could be the best new player in the world -- a bot from Elon Musk-backed startup OpenAI. Engineers from the nonprofit say the bot learned enough to beat Dota 2 pros in just two weeks of real-time learning, though in that training period they say it amassed 'lifetimes' of experience, likely using a neural network judging by the company's prior efforts. Musk is hailing the achievement as the first time artificial intelligence has been able to beat pros in competitive e-sports... Elon Musk founded OpenAI as a nonprofit venture to prevent AI from destroying the world -- something Musk has been beating the drum about for years.

'Nobody likes being regulated,' Musk wrote on Twitter Friday, 'but everything (cars, planes, food, drugs, etc) that's a danger to the public is regulated. AI should be too.'

Musk also thanked Microsoft on Twitter 'for use of their Azure cloud computing platform. This required massive processing power.'



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