With OpenAI, is eSports Musk’s Next Sector to Conquer?

He has already transformed the car and space travel… is eSports next for Elon Musk?

Fast Company reports: “It’s not clear if artificial intelligence will take away all our jobs, but according to Elon Musk, it is going to take away our e-sports supremacy.” That’s because “Musk tweeted that a bot built by his non-profit, OpenAI, beat several of the world’s best players at the video game, Dota 2. ”

Or, as The Verge states: “The world’s best Dota 2 players just got destroyed by a killer AI from Elon Musk’s startup.”

Fast Company adds: “What’s particularly impressive about the feat is that winning in Dota tasks players with building intuition about what their opponents will do, and building a corresponding game plan. ‘Our bot has learned—entirely via self-play—to predict where other players will move, to improvise in response to unfamiliar situations, and how to influence the other player’s allied units to help it succeed.’”

Here is the replay in which “an AI which beats the world’s top professionals at 1v1 matches of Dota 2. Watch us play on main stage during The International.”

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