AI beats top 'Dota 2' players in one-on-one matches

AI beats top 'Dota 2' players in one-on-one matches

It's still not clear of AI is going to snatch all our jobs, but according to visionary and Tesla owner Elon Musk, an AI bot is definitely going to take away our e-sports supremacy.

As artificial intelligence has already mastered the ancient game of Go, researchers are now moving on to complicated games of a more modern variety, like the massively popular MOBA title Dota 2.

He also emphasized upon the fact that over the course of the event, the AI had improved its skills by matching up against a number of professional Dota 2 players. One of these was Danylo "Dendi" Ishutin, who was was crushed in the first round within 10 minutes of play, and was forced to surrender a few minutes into the second round.

The bot which had been playing with several players in the world both amateurs and professionals, today faced the Dendi (one of the leaders in Dota 2) at the main stage of The International (annual Dota 2 tournament).

"It starts out completely random with no knowledge of the world, and simply plays against a copy of itself - which means it always has an evenly matched opponent", Brockman said.

The billionaire said that when someone is interested in issues of level of safety using bots, now is the time to prepare.

Hopefully our best and brightest DOTA 2 players can eventually fend off the computer programs that threaten to usurp their dominance.

Dendi later elaborated on Twitter that he found the bot "fun" and "challenging" to play against.

Players expressed surprise at the many human-like qualities the bot expressed, but Dendi did add that the bot felt a "little like something else" as well.

"I am sure it is possible to beat it". OpenAI is now working on a 5 on 5 bot as well.

The company has also talked about their future endeavors with the bot.