A.I.-Powered Dota 2 Team Beats World Champions, Now Taking On Challengers
The reigning champions of Dota 2, European team OG, today lost a best-of-three exhibition match against a team of five A.I.-controlled opponents.
The match (which starts around the 45-minute mark in this archive) was a stomp by the comps (for once!), with the set going 2-0 in the A.I.'s favor. The team is powered by tech firm OpenAI, which is researching the technology for multiple purposes, including robotics learning.
The first match was a back-and-forth for most of its duration, while the second was a blowout. The exhibition then featured a co-op match featuring two teams with a mix of human and computer players.
After the matches concluded, OpenAI announced it was taking sign-ups from anyone to face off (and play with) the OpenAI bots. You can sign up for five-on-five, co-op with friends, and solo co-op matches on OpenAI's site.