AI beats humans at poker now

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In the continuing annals of what are humans good for anyway. A poker bot developed by researchers in Canada and the Czech Republic has defeated several professional players in one-on-one games of no-limit Texas hold’em poker.

The academics behind the work say their program overcame its human opponents by using an approximation approach that they compare to “gut feeling.”

Later this week, a tournament at a Pittsburgh casino will see several world-class poker players play the same version of poker against a program developed at CMU.

The human players involved will be considerably stronger than those tested by the Alberta researchers, and 120,000 hands will be played over 20 days, providing greater statistical significance to the results.

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