Humans lick their wounds after losing to AI in poker

WASHINGTON (CNNMoney) —After 20 grueling days, the humans had to admit it. Advertisement The best poker player at Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh wasn’t a human, but a machine. “Libratus,” a computer program created by a Carnegie Mellon professor and student, dominated four professional poker players this month, accumulating a $1,766,250 lead in chips. “Halfway through the challenge we thought we were going to win,” said Daniel McAulay. “But we really got beat down.” Less than two years ago, Carnegie Mellon staged a similar poker showdown between four professionals and an AI program. The humans won, earning $732,713 more in chips. Two of those competitors, Dong Kim and Jason Les, returned for this year’s tournament. The computer’s decisive victory this time is a reminder of the rapid advances in artificial intelligence.…


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