After Google's Artificial Intelligence AlphaGo beating the best human minds in the Go tournament, it is time for the next AI to beat the modern day gamers.
The Artificial Intelligence, as created by OpenAI, learned the gameplay all by itself, from the scratch.
The machines have won again: last night, OpenAI's Dota 2 bot beat Danil "Dendi" Ishutin at The International, one of the biggest eSports events in the world, and remains undefeated against the world's top Dota 2 players.
The MOBA is one of the most popular video games in all of competitive eSports, but no matter how good the best squishy humans are at the game, it seems OpenAI is better. Earlier in the week, OpenAI reported that their bot beat both Sumail, the current 1v1 champion, and Arteezy, another of the world's best mid lane players.
"This guy is scary", Dendi repeated during play as the bot whittled down his health.
Referring to the challenge of teaching a robot to play this game which has very complicated rules he points out that the bot is entirely self trained. Dendi lost the first game two kills to one (he managed to kill the bot at the same time as it killed him the second time, securing the win).
To test out some harmless uses for AI, one Open AI team taught a bot to play Dota 2.
Greg Brockman, himself, appeared to be impressed by the success of the method.
Then, Brockman said, it was time to put the bot to the test at The International, which is Dota 2's world championship.
"They're pretty terrible", one player said. In the full 5v5 game, there are thousands more variables than in the stripped-down version - so Musk's quick cry of victory is obfuscating the actual achievement a bit. OpenAI says it plans to continue developing its software so it can play full-scale matches.
The latest game in which AI has beaten a top human player is Dota 2, a battle arena video game published by Valve, as a sequel to Defense of the Ancients.
"Would like to express our appreciation to Microsoft for use of their Azure cloud computing platform", he wrote.