- Will Artificial intelligence (Ai) one day become so smart that it will overrun humanity itself?
- Stephen Hawking, the world renowned English theoretical physicist and cosmologist, rang the warning bell when he said that ‘Artificial intelligence has the potential to evolve faster than the human race’ and ‘Once machines reach a critical stage of being able to evolve themselves we cannot predict whether their goals will be the same as ours.’
- But in what is perhaps an indication of things, an AI (Artificial intelligence) built by two Carnegie Mellon researchers thrashed four of the world’s top players in a nail biting 20-day poker tournament.
- The tournament dubbed Brains vs Artificial Intelligence had four human players – Dong Kim, Jason Les, Jimmy Chou and Daniel McAulay – who devoted 11 hours every day in the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh to pit it all out against Libratus – a piece of software developed by researchers from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) at no-limit Texas Hold’em, a two-player unlimited form of poker.
- We gave it the rules of poker and said ‘learn on your own’,” said Carnegie Mellon University professor of computer science Tuomas Sandholm who, along with his PhD student Noam Brown, built Libratus.
Libratus the undefeated AI has a “total speed is 1.35 petaflops, about 7,250 times as fast as a high-end laptop.
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