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    Watch an AI supercomputer battle top pros in a $200,000 poker tournament /Link

    The Brains vs. AI poker tournament being put on by Carnegie Mellon University kicked off today. It pits four humans pros against an AI trained to play Heads Up (1 vs. 1) No-Limit Texas Hold’em poker. The system runs on supercomputers, the humans on caffeine. No matter what, the human pros get to take home $200,000, divided up among the quartet based on their performance. But if the AI, named Liberatus, outplays them, it will earn a place in the history books.

    You can watch the entire event live on Twitch. The stream for each human pro is distinct, and you can find them all on the website of the Rivers Casino, which is hosting the games. Results of the daily sessions will be posted each evening, so check in then to see who’s ahead. This...

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    (@)Ben Popper

    Published on 11 Jan 2017 at 10:01PM

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