Can a computer beat an esportier in his own game? The answer seems to be yes, when an Artificial Intelligence program managed to beat the Dota 2 World Champion in a surprising turn of events.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk's non-profit OpenAI program has developed an artificially trained intelligence program to play Dota 2, which stood head to head The Master of International of 2018, OG on April 13th.
The two pitched an offer at the OpenAI Five Finals in San Francisco, California, to see who would be at the top – but it did not turn out the way many fans, players and analysts had expected.
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The international master OG 2018 tested his courage against an artificial intelligence program that ended with a surprising turn of events.
Artificial Intelligence Handicaps
Five OG pros collided with five Artificial Intelligence bots from OpenAI-of-three tournament formats; Due to the bots' "gain-learning" algorithm and the amazing number of potential variables in the Dota 2 game, each team was forced to limit the number of characters that limited the number of characters used to 17 per team.
As well, the robot can learn the vast number of opportunities it needs to learn throughout the game.
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In the meantime, OpenAI Five managed to play the first game of the day after using comparatively aggressive strategies. For example, the game currency issue is used to revive fallen teammates early in the game.
That's not all; OpenAI won the set, almost halving the time it took to win the first game in the second match, with OG harassed on the way through the card.
Dota 2 player and AI specialist Mike Cook live-tweeted the event with insightful analysis of their bout, with big differences in bots' decisions compared to what human players in certain cases call a "right" approach , is noticed.
That's why Koop is so interesting. What should the bots do here ideally? Understand the human plan and its follow-up? Take the lead and try to understand the people? It's not here anyway (which is understandable and expected). #openaifive
– Mike Cook (@mtrc) April 13, 2019
The Team OG seemed to be in good shape, calling itself #TeamHuman and promising to do even better next time become .
OpenAI's victory witnessed a series of unbelieving reactions to Twitter, with fans of esports analyst Rod Breslau and others grappling with the question of where the AI would go next.
OpenAI just defeated the Dota International Champions OG story as the first artificial intelligence that a professional Esports team could live stream
in order to take over Esports
– Rod Breslau (@Slasher) April 13, 2019
Of course, AI in video games is nothing new; Many titles play against a computer, especially in combat games, as a training tool. With OpenAI's victory, it's impossible to predict what's next for the field as a competitor.