"Vastly more complex than traditional board games like chess & Go", Musk tweeted on Friday, referring to Google DeepMind's AlphaGo defeat of the world's best players in the ancient, incredibly complex board game.
"OpenAI first ever to defeat world's best players in competitive eSports". The ten players each control one of the game's 113 "heroes" each of which have their own strengths and weaknesses.
The founder of Blue Origin, Elon Musk took to the Twitter and posted about a bot built by his nonprofit organization, OpenAI and also said that it has managed to beat several of the world's best players at the video game, Dota 2. OpenAI CTO Greg Brockman said it took two weeks to train the bot, and it had previously beaten the world's top 1v1 player and the overall top-ranked player in the world. At the event, the bot faced off against a number of professional players before playing Danylo "Dendi" Ishutin, one of the best players of the game. OpenAI's future plans include preparing their bot for the complete 5 vs 5 Dota matches. A second round ended similarly, with Dendi surrendering after a few minutes. "This guy is really scary", Dendi kept saying, and at one point yelped "Please stop bullying me!" when the bot rushed at him aggressively. "Our next step is to create a team of Dota 2 bots which can compete and collaborate with the top human teams", read the blog. In the meantime, the company said it will soon let anybody play against the bot.
Success in Dota requires players to develop intuitions about their opponents and plan accordingly.
A video introduction for the bot showed various (human) Dota 2 players sharing their opinions on bots. If you'd like to work on the next phase of the project, consider joining OpenAI.