Speaking of tech getting better, an elite Dota 2 team of three former pros, one current pro, and a play-by-play commentator recently took on five artificial intelligence bots in the game at an event in San Francisco, with the humans being beaten by the AI collective, 2-1.
The OpenAI Five clashed with popular Dota 2 personalities such as Ben "Merlini" Wu, William "Blitz" Lee, Ioannis "Fogged" Lucas, David "MoonMeander" Tan, and Austin "Capitalist" Walsh. From a recap of the competition via The Verge, "The OpenAI Five triumphed in convincing fashion in the first game, not allowing the human players to even destroy one of their defensive towers".More news: Last 'House of Cards' season to premiere just before midterms
The bots have only gotten better from there, sharpening their game-playing skills even to the point of being able to crush players who've been competing at Dota 2 since its beginning. The bots defeated the humans, 2-1, talking plenty of smack along the way. In the final game, the OpenAI team let the audience select their team of five heroes when it lost to the human team.
In spite of the restrictions, though, OpenAI still completely dominated the first two games, through a combination of near-flawless coordination and a "play as five"-oriented playstyle".More news: Lucas Perez: West Ham close to signing of Arsenal's Spanish forward
OpenAI's initiatives with Dota 2 began in March a year ago. The list of handicaps included the ability to pick only 18 of the 115 available heroes in the pool, while Team Human was given freedom to use any hero of their choosing.
The company used machine learning to train bots to play Dota 2 and continuously improve their performance. "And finally, in a game three played purely for pride, the humans managed to squeeze out a win". OpenAI had the capacity to predict its chance of winning during each stage of the game, as well as during character selection. OpenAI is scheduled to face an active professional squad at The International 8, which kicks off on August 15.More news: Michael Fish's NBC26 Storm Shield weather forecast
However, the show's still going on Twitch with OpenAI explaining more about how they built and tested their team, and what's next for them. Well, the AI platform developed by OpenAI would like to have a word, humans.