The Artificial Intelligence continues to amaze us every day with its rapid growth and its ability to beat humans in increasingly human tasks.
OpenAI, the kindly Artificial Intelligence created by Elon Musk to prevent the dangers of Artificial Intelligence (basically, to become smarter than us and decide that we are the barrier), as it has won in the DOTA 2 game and able to beat the best professional players, Danylo “Dendi” Ishutin, SumaiL and Arteezy.
Since 1996 the supercomputer Deep Blue defeated world chess champion, Gary Kasparov, many other AIs have beaten humans in different disciplines. But the victory of OpenAI in DOTA 2 is much more important and striking, for several reasons.
OpenAI is an Artificial Intelligence software sponsored by Elon Musk, with the goal of developing an AI that can not rebel against Humanity, if it becomes too clever. For two weeks it has been trained to play DOTA 2, one of the most popular multiplayer games in eSports. Every day more than 10 million people play. A MOBA in which several teams face each other handling heroes with different powers.
This weekend marks The International, the most famous DOTA 2 tournament in the world, with a $ 24 million prize for the winning team. During the tournament, OpenAI has faced some of the best players in the world of DotA 2, as you can see in the video:-
The victory of OpenAI in DotA 2 surpasses two very important milestones. On the other hand, DOTA 2 is a much more complicated game than chess or GO (where Google’s AI triumphed), which have simple rules to apply, and are played in turns. DOTA 2 has more rules much more complexity, it is played in real time, and you have to improvise and be creative.
In addition, OpenAI did not learn to play DOTA 2 by copying strategies from other players or storing plays but did so by playing with itself for two weeks and learning from its successes and mistakes. In just two weeks, it plays better than the best professional players who need years of practice. “It looked a little like a human, but a little to something else,” said Danylo “Dendi” Ishutin after his double defeat.
Elon Musk has been celebrating on Twitter the success of his AI:-
OpenAI first ever to defeat world's best players in competitive eSports. Vastly more complex than traditional board games like chess & Go.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 12, 2017
This victory of OpenIA in DOTA 2 reaffirms its arguments that in a few years Artificial Intelligence will be smarter than humans, and if no limits are established it could endanger Humanity. A few weeks ago Elon Musk had a tough confrontation with Mark Zuckerberg on this subject.
Now OpenIA prepares to play 5v5 games in DOTA 2. What will happen if someone asks to let the AIs participate in eSports tournaments? Share your views and thoughts in the comment section below and if you liked the article then simply do not forget to share this article with your friends and family.