A bot just defeated one of the world's best video gamers

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We know A I can be very beneficial to humanity, and it's going to require fundamental Advances to see what it's really capable of.

Earlier artificial intelligence was won by players and fans.

This one from Open AI - a nonprofit artificial intelligence research firm known mainly for its backing by serial entrepreneur Elon Musk, of Tesla and SpaceX fame - is a different story, and possibly a cautionary one.

This afternoon, Musk tweeted that a bot built by his non-profit, OpenAI, beat several of the world's best players at the video game, Dota 2.

It frequently displayed advanced tactics perfectly, blocking smaller units, luring Dendi into traps, and aggressively taking strategic position and using it to punish its human prey.

An OpenAI bot has beaten some of the world's greatest Dota 2 players.

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"This guy is scary", Dendi repeated during play as the bot whittled down his health.

In accordance with the technical words of the company, Greg Brockman, the bot is able to perform the game of the enemy, and actively learn on their own.

The next big step for the project is to create a team of five that can compete against a full squad at next year's worldwide, according to OpenAI. But slowly, they learned strategies that would get them closer to their programmed winning parameters, and after a few weeks and thousands and thousands of games, they became strong enough to defeat the pros.

Then, Brockman said, it was time to put the bot to the test at The International, which is Dota 2's world championship. In the full 5v5 game, there are thousands more variables than in the stripped-down version - so Musk's quick cry of victory is obfuscating the actual achievement a bit.

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