Poker has been one of the most popular card games for the past decade and is only increasing in it popularity with each passing day. One of the biggest events in the chess world was when Deep Blue beat Kasparov.
Poker has been one of the most popular card games for the past decade and is only increasing in it popularity with each passing day. One of the biggest events in the chess world was when Deep Blue beat Kasparov. For the ones of you who do not know then DB was a specially developed artificial intelligence for the chess. Our following article focuses on the AI built and developed for the poker instead.
Two years ago in April computer scientists from the Carnegie Mellon University released their newly developed artificial intelligence called Claudico. They performed their initial testings at the Rivers casino in Pittsburgh and had AI battle 80,000 hands against poker professionals such as Doug Polk, Jason Les, Dong Kim and Bjorn Li.
Initially the developers had set bot's chances at winning roughly around 50% but Doug Polk was convinced that as of that time players with real brains had a slight edge over the machine. Doug was not mistaken as the battle was over the human squadron had overcome the machine by 732,000 chips and slaughtered it in the games.
In February of this year CMG had returned to the Rivers casino with their new pimped out edition of a poker bot called Libaratus in order to rematch the previous players such as Jason Les and Dong Kim while attracting some new brains to the challenge such as Chou and McAulay as well.
Even nowadays whenever someone brings up the topic of poker bots then vast majority of players are at the belief that there are no great developments out there but Libaratus proved them all wrong. No one would have expected for the successor of Claudico to beat the human brains by the double of what they did to his older brother before. Libaratus managed to beat the human team in over 1.5 million chips and this is one astonishing accomplishment.
What makes Libaratus so unique is the fact that it is running on a supercomputer while being controlled by the self-learning algorithms. What this means is that Libaratus actually adjusts to whatever plays you make and starts countering your strategies in return. They called it "Artificial General Intelligence (AGI)" which implies that it masters everything and improves with experience.
Jimmy Chou stated that after a few days of games they had huge hopes in breaking the machine once again but to their surprise they got felted instead. As Chou said whenever they managed to find a weakness and started to abuse it, the machine learned from them and in couple of days the leak was gone.
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