How CMU’s Libratus beat the poker pros, and what that means for artificial intelligence

According to country star Kenny Rogers, playing poker is a matter of knowing when to fold, hold, walk away or, in seedier circumstances, run. Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University tested that theory recently with Libratus, an artificial intelligence (AI) program developed to play a mean game of cards.Libratus just made history by defeating four of the world’s best professional poker players during the Brains Vs. Artificial Intelligence: Upping the Ante challenge at Rivers Casino. The event was a rematch of a 2015 tournament where another CMU AI, Claudico, failed to best its opponents. On January 30, after a marathon 20-day competition and a total of 120,000 hands of Heads-up No-Limit Texas Hold’em, Libratus led by a collective $1,766,250 in chips. The event presented a prime opportunity for CMU innovators to show…


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