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January 30, 2019

An AI crushed two human pros at StarCraft—but it wasn’t a fair fight

Enlarge / Two groups of Stalkers controlled by AI AlphaStar approach the army of Grzegorz “MaNa” Komincz in the decisive battle of the pair’s fourth game. (credit: DeepMind)

DeepMind, the AI startup Google acquired in 2014, is probably best known for creating the first AI to beat a world champion at Go. So what do you do after mastering one of the world’s most challenging board games? You tackle a complex video game. Specifically, DeepMind decided to write an AI to play the realtime strategy game StarCraft II.

StarCraft requires players to gather resources, build dozens of military units, and use them [...]

 
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January 25, 2019

Google’s DeepMind AI Just Beat Two Pros At StarCraft II

Add StarCraft II to the list of increasingly sophisticated games at which well-trained AIs can smash fallible, meat-fingered humans to chunky bits. Google’s DeepMind AI beat two professional players of Blizzard’s StarCraft in two multi-game series that happened in December, the companies jointly announced today.

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