The world’s best poker players vs. artificial intelligence

The world’s best poker players vs. artificial intelligence

The 20-day poker competition at Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh has begun. Four of the world’s top poker players faced off against artificial intelligence developed by Carnegie Mellon University.

The competition, which began on January 11, is actually a rematch. Two years ago there was a similar duel, który, according to scientistsów, ended in a draw. Although proponents of human tactical thinking will say that man won, because a total of fourórka players – Dong Kim, Jason Les, Bjorn Li and Doug Polk, reached a lead of 732,000 chipsów. In 2015, 80,000 hands starting at blinds of 50/100 were played, with stacks of 20,000 each.

This year’s duel was called “Brains Vs. Artifical Intelligence: Upping the Ante”. The people are represented by Jason Les, Dong Kim, Daniel McAulay and Jimmy Chou. On the artificial intelligence side, the competition is played by the Liberatus program, an improved version of the Claudio bot, whichóry fought the battle two years ago.

The tournament has slightly different rules from its predecessor. It is expected to take 20 days. 120,000 heads-up no limit holdem hands will be played. There is $200,000 to be wonów. Poker players are to be separated from each other and will stay in separate rooms.

– Since the beginning of artificial intelligence research, the determinant of development was to overcome the masteróin its disciplines. In 1996, Garri Kasparov fell at chess with the IBM Deep Blue program. Last year, the algorithms of the AlphaGo program defeated the champion of the game of Go. Poker is a more difficult challenge because it requires a program to make complex decisions based on incomplete information, considering the plays of opponentsóin such as bluffs – explained Professor Tuomas Sandholm of Carnegie Mellon University.

Liberatus, whichóry measure against poker masters, has much more computing power than its predecessor from before the dwóch years. Professor Sandholm revealed that his compositeół needed about 15 millionóin hours of computer calculations to build Liberatus.

The poker match is expected to set new standards for artificial intelligence. It is important to see how the program will cope with incomplete data. In many fields, such as medicine, cybersecurity and róThe different industries are dealing with incomplete data. The duel is part of teaching artificial intelligence to deal with unknowns.

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