When to hold ’em and when to fold ’em, the world’s best artificial intelligence poker player seems to know exactly.
An artificial-intelligence program known as Libratus has beat the world’s absolute best human poker players in a 20-day No-Limit Texas Hold ’em tournament, defeating four opponents by about $1.77 million in poker chips, according to Pittsburgh’s Rivers Casino, where the “Brains vs. Artificial Intelligence” poker tournament was held.
At the end of each day, at least one of the human players was beating the AI program. In the end, it was not enough.
” We appreciate their hard work, but unfortunately, the computer won,” said Craig Clark, general manager of Rivers Casino.
Computer scientists can now add Texas Hold ’em to a growing list of games– including chess, Go and “Jeopardy!”– in which AI can beat the best human competitor in the world.