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Ranked Dota 2 players demolished by AI

Ranked Dota 2 players demolished by AI

Even so, the bots managing to beat a team of human pros is remarkable, and it will be even more remarkable if the bots manage to make any progress at Valve's official International DOTA 2 Tournament, which is where OpenAI will be taking them next.

The humans did eventually manage to grab game three from the bots but the damage was done. After completing the first draft, the OpenAI system predicted a 95%-win probability, even though the matchup seemed more or less even to the audience, suggesting that drafting is even more important to strategy than previously thought by human players. Despite the wealth of experience on the team, the humans could do little against the never-ending onslaught and precision of OpenAI, and they quickly lost in humiliating fashion. In the third game, human players secured a win.

Original story: Research institute OpenAI, which Elon Musk co-founded in 2015, is set to send its super-smart self-taught Dota 2 bots to The International 2018 later this month to take on a team of experienced pros.

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A year ago a single OpenAI Dota 2 bot made a surprise appearance at Valve's International Dota 2 tournament held in Seattle and had a decisive victory playing against Danylo "Dendi" Ishutin, who having been beaten in the first two rounds declined to play the third.

You might remember OpenAI popping up in the news just recently. The team of former professional players and commentators was said to have ranked in the 99.95th percentile in the world.

It was a best-out-of-three event, so the AI had already won when round three came along. OpenAI was also not allowed to purchase Divine Rapiers or Bottles, use summoned units or illusions, or use the Scan ability.

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Dota 2 is available now for PC, Mac, and Linux. This resulted in OpenAI Five predicting a lower chance of winning of the match - just 2.9 percent, in fact.

While OpenAI's defeat of some of Dota 2's cream of the crop players is decidedly impressive, what's definitely more noteworthy is the unprecedented advancement of artificial intelligence itself.

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