OpenAI's Dota 2 bot defeats world's best pro player

OpenAI's Dota 2 bot defeats world's best pro player

OpenAI's Dota 2 bot defeats world's best pro player

Between the event's official games, Valve always includes some fun show matches, and this year it brought in Open AI's aforementioned Dota 2 bot to face off against the game's most famous player, Danil "Dendi" Ishutin, live on the main stage.

The founder of Blue Origin, Elon Musk took to the Twitter and posted about a bot built by his nonprofit organization, OpenAI and also said that it has managed to beat several of the world's best players at the video game, Dota 2. We suppose that Musk believes in the mantra of fighting fire with fire (AI with AI, in this case). The AI was apparently developed in just two month, two weeks of which was spent in "intensive" training where the bot amassed "lifetimes" worth of experience, or so says The Verge.

The presentation introducing Elon Musk's startup OpenAI bot came during the global esports tournament (TI7).

Dota 2 is normally played as a 5-vs-5 team game, so limiting the bot to a 1-on-1 match greatly reduces the complexity.

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As part of a special demonstration for the crown, the OpenAI bot defeated Dendi easily in the first of three rounds, with the victor being the first to two kills or destroying an in-game tower.

In the live Shadow Fiend mirror match against Dendi, the bot executed an impossibly ideal creep block, perfectly balanced creep aggro, and even recognized and cancelled Dendi's healing items. Our next step is to create a team of Dota 2 bots which can compete and collaborate with the top human teams.

Players expressed surprise at the many human-like qualities the bot expressed, but Dendi did add that the bot felt a "little like something else" as well.

Much as we'd hate to see our favourite teams get thrashed by a team of bots, it's hard to pretend that we're not excited at the prospect.

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