AI algorithm won one of the world's best players in Dota 2
Chess and Go - this was only the beginning. Now the computer has won the most popular person in the discipline among the youth - in Dota 2. And not just anyone anyhow, and one of the best professional players in the world, the Ukrainian Daniel "Dendi" Ishutina. On the stage of the tournament The International, the flagship annual event of Valve with a prize fund of $ 24 million, collecting only the best teams in the world in the game of Dota 2, AI algorithm OpenAI showed who really "Meader the best in the world."
Recall that OpenAI is a nonprofit organization with a registered capital of 1 billion dollars, engaged in the research of artificial intelligence and led, among other executive director of Tesla Motors and SpaceX Elon Musk.
In the first match of the game 1 on 1 bot it took about 10 minutes to break the "Dendi". In the second game of professional cyber sportsman lost even faster. The third match play declined.
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"Please, enough to humiliate me" - at some point said Ishutin, earned for his career as a professional player more than 735 thousand dollars in prize money.
After the match, Daniel commented:
"Actually, to be honest, grustnovato. I arrived at the International posrazhatsya one by one and lost the bot. It's sad. "
According to "Dendi", the algorithm can win, but you need to play very carefully.
"I think it's real. You just need to play very clean. You need to know what to do, because one-on-one different from the 5 x 5 very strongly in all respects. "
Elon Musk did not fail to talk about the possibility of achieving OpenAI through its page on "Twitter", noting that the boat "was able to win for the first time the world's best professional competitive players."
The video below OpenAI CTO Greg Brockman explains that the company bot played more games than any Drogo professional player in Dota 2 Online Time "a thousand lives" against himself under the guidance of the company. Brockman also noted that the boat had already won several professional Dota 2 players.
"During the last week of our bot won against many of the best players, including SumaiL'a (about the best players in the world in the format of 1 to 1) and Arteezy (best among all Dota 2 players)," - wrote in his blog Brockman.
Feature "game with yourself" was the key to excellence OpenAI bot Brockman told in an interview with Business Insider shortly after the last match. This is a very convenient way to teach the robot even more difficult and complex task. He will learn nothing, if it is to play against weaker or much stronger opponent. But playing with himself, he has always been against a worthy opponent, said Brockman.
"You become a witness of how the AI is gradually coming to a winning tactic."
This is not the first time that a company involved in the development of artificial intelligence, hone the skills of his protégé by a video game. The same AI DeepMind Google the company has succeeded in the popular strategy StarCraft 2, and Microsoft AI team has achieved very good results in Ms. Pac-Man. Nevertheless OpenAI not going to stop there. The organization hopes to be able to prepare their robot for the game in a more popular format Dota 2, where teams battle 5 on 5.
"C" DotA "we're not done," - said Brockman publication Business Insider.
He also noted that the improvement will OpenAI bot in other games. The principle of "playing with yourself" can be applied in almost any discipline. It will be very interesting to see how the same bot can be trained while under different conditions.
"We do our job not just to publish a regular report or article. We do this to create a real working system, the ability to do something that was not possible before. "