Elon Musk's OpenAI Bot Beats Pro Gamers…

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Artificial intelligence developed by the Elon Musk-backed OpenAI bested human players this weekend at The International, an annual Dota 2 championship.

While that might not sound too impressive on its face — we’ve seen Google-developed AI beat Go players — Dota 2 is “vastly more complex than traditional board games like chess & Go,” Musk tweeted.

“Dota’s a great testbed for artificial intelligence; it’s a very complicated game with a large competitive scene,” OpenAI co-founder and CTO Greg Brockman said in a video explaining the project (below). “The rules of Dota are so complicated [that]if you just think really hard about how the game works and try to write those rules down, you’re not even going to be able to reach the performance of a reasonable player.”