Artificial Intelligence to Challenge Poker Players Again

New AI vs. humans poker challenge is set to kick off on Wednesday. The poker-playing algorithm humans will be facing this time around was named Libratus. (flipboard.com) After successfully solving games like chess and even Go, scientists seem bent to crack poker next. The research into an artificial intelligence that could stand up to top-tier poker players has been going on for some time now. The results so far haven’t been very encouraging for these scientists, but they aren’t giving up. Libratus, a poker playing super computer developed at Carnegie Mellon University, represents the latest attempt to crack the barrier. The match is set to take place starting on Wednesday at Rivers Casino in Pitsburgh. The AI will play 120,000 hands of Texas Hold’em against four human players with $200,000…


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