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The world's best Dota 2 players have been defeated by a bot

12 August 2017

It had announced putting its AI against the top human competitors.

OpenAI took the stage at the Dota 2 International Championship yesterday.

OpenAI, a startup funded by Elon Musk, has developed an AI bot for DOTA 2 that's managed to beat the very best DOTA 2 players in 1v1 matches.

In an accompanying blog post, OpenAI wrote that its bot had been undefeated over the last few days in Dota 1v1, a "complex game with hidden information [in which] agents must learn to plan, attack, trick, and deceive their opponents".

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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.

"Maybe if I played it a lot of times", Dendi ponders as he loses, perhaps questioning whether fighting back against the machines is futile or not.

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. "This is a step towards building AI systems which accomplish well-defined goals in messy, complicated situations involving real humans", the company said in a press release. In the first game he was able to defeat the enemy within 10 minutes. After the AI quickly got the first kill in the second round, the human player gave up and forfeited the rest of the match.

Earlier artificial intelligence was won by players and fans.

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In fairness, the website admits the bot was built "in collaboration with Valve" so it's possible they had a little insider knowledge, even if the creators insist the bot has the same actions per minutes (APM) as an average player.

The bot was also taking challenges from random players at the venue, accordingto Dota 2 journalist Victoria "riningear" Rose.

The bot's victory, then, adds up to more than just fun and games.

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The world's best Dota 2 players have been defeated by a bot