Big Blind Special: Artificial intelligence beats four players

Computer system beats four human players in a poker marathon match which lasted for 20 days. London: In a significant milestone for artificial intelligence, a computer system has successfully beaten four human players in a poker marathon match lasting 20 days winning more than $1.5 millions worth of chips. Libratus, an AI programme developed at Carnegie Mellon University, US, was trained to play a variant of the game known as no-limit heads-up Texas hold ‘em. “Heads-up no limit Texas hold ‘em is in a way the last frontier of all the games,” said Tuomas Sandholm, professor at Carnegie Mellon University. “Othello, Chess, Go, Jeopardy have all been conquered, but this remained elusive: this is a landmark in AI game-play,” said Sandholm. The algorithm used in the system could be transferred…


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