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Poker Pros Battle Artificial Intelligence to a Statistical Draw


Poker Pros Battle Artificial Intelligence to a Statistical Draw IEEE Spectrum

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Humans can breathe easier for now after four of the world’s best poker players held their own against the best artificial intelligence in no-limit Texas hold’em. The poker pros played a combined total of 80,000 hands with the computer program, named Claudico, during an intense two-week competition.

The "Brains Vs. Artificial Intelligence" was the first major battle between top human poker players and a computer program in heads-up (two-player) no-limit Texas hold’em, a version of poker that allows for unrestricted bet sizes. The human players held a $732 713 lead over Claudico by the end of the contest, which was held at the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh. But considering that $170 million was bet, the humans’ edge was too small to translate into a statistically significant win over the computer program. 

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Whew. Humans, we are still relevant! For now. 

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