A New Poker A.I. Eviscerated Its Human Competition, and It’s a Beautiful Thing

The artificial intelligence Libratus always knows when to hold ’em and when to fold ’em. nazarovsergey/Thinkstock In January, four top poker players convened at the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh to challenge Libratus, an artificial intelligence developed by a professor and a Ph.D. student from Carnegie Mellon University. The AI and the humans would play a total of 120,000 hands of poker over a three-week period, which ended Monday night. Each of the human players faced the computer independently across four isolated heads-up matches pitting man versus machine. Libratus won convincingly, leaving the poker community wonderstruck. As a former professional poker player, I—like many others—believed the game to reside above the pay grade of computers. Poker, after all, hinges on a hyper-subjective flux of strategy, and an elite player often accredits…


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