Al program has beaten humans in poker game

Carnegie Mellon’s Claudico poker bot lost a heads-up No Limit Hold’em match in 2015 by 700,000 virtual dollars. (Image Credit: strategy.minnim.org)

BBC – A poker-playing AI has beaten four human players in a marathon match lasting 20 days.

Libratus, an artificial intelligence program developed at Carnegie Mellon University, was trained to play a variant of the game known as no-limit heads-up Texas hold ’em.

In a similar tournament in 2015, the humans won.

The victory has been hailed as a significant milestone for AI, by the team responsible for building it.

The AI won more than $1.5m (£1.2m) worth of chips from the humans.

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