UCL’s Poker Playing Artificial Intelligence Could Spawn New Technology

Researchers at UCL demonstrate an AI system that’s able to think like a human poker player. (Pintrest.com) Poker strategy could help artificial intelligence (AI) researchers solve some of society’s greatest problems according to University College London (UCL). Battles between man and machine in games of logic and skill such as chess, Go and poker are nothing new, but scientists are now confident that action the latter could drive technology forward. Following a challenge by Sky News, researchers at UCL not only demonstrated the power of AI in its current state, but explained that it might hold the key to innovations like driverless cars. As poker players we already know that No Limit Texas Hold’em is a game of incomplete information, which has been demonstrated by Carnegie Mellon University’s Claudico. Although…


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