Artificial intelligence beats human eSports world champions at their own game
SEE ALSO :Team makes case for blockchain useAI has been used to beat humans in competitive contests before - most notably when Google-owned DeepMind's AlphaGo software beat the world champion of ancient board game Go in 2016. This was labelled a "watershed moment" for the technology because of the complexity of the game. OpenAI also used the event to unveil a new version of its software called Cooperation, which enables humans and AI to compete together on the same team. "OpenAI Five's ability to play with humans presents a compelling vision for the future of human-AI interaction, one where AI systems collaborate and enhance the human experience," the firm said. "Our testers reported feeling supported by their bot team-mates, which they learned from playing alongside these advanced systems, and that it was generally a fun experience overall."
SEE ALSO :Artificial Intelligence 101OpenAI also announced plans to host an open event later this week, with gamers invited to play online with or against the software. AI is becoming increasingly prominent in everyday gadgets, with virtual assistants such as Amazon's Alexa, Apple's Siri and the Google Assistant now widely used in smartphones and smart speakers. OpenAI confirmed it was "retiring" the OpenAI Five team from competitive matches following the victory, but said the technology will "continue to drive our future work".
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