Last night, OpenAIs Dota 2 bot beat the worlds most celebrated professional players in one-on-one battles, demonstrating just how advanced these machine learning systems are getting.
The bot beat Danil Dendi Ishutin instead easily at The International, one of the biggest eSports events in the world, and remains undefeated against the worlds top Dota 2 players.
Elon Musks OpenAI developed the bot by simply copying the AI and letting the two play each other for weeks on end.
Weve coached it to learn merely from playing against itself, said OpenAI researcher Jakub Pachoki. So we didnt hard-code in any strategy, we didnt have it learn from human experts, just from the very beginning, it merely maintains playing against a copy of itself. It starts from complete randomness and then it constructs very small improvements, and eventually its only pro level.
To be clear, a 1v1 battle in Dota 2 is far less complex than an actual professional battle, which includes two teams of five players completing a variety of chores simultaneously to attain victory. But OpenAI said thats working on another bot that could play against and alongside humen in a larger 5v5 battle.
Not shockingly, Elon Musk was watching along and had some thoughts of his own, calling unregulated AI vastly more dangerous than North Korea 😛 TAGEND