Artificial intelligence company Open AI has created a bot that is taking down top Dota 2 players at The International 2017.
This year’s big Dota 2 tournament is currently in its second to last day with only four teams remaining in competition. Between the event’s official games, Valve always includes some fun show matches, and this year it brought in Open AI‘s aforementioned Dota 2 bot to face off against the game’s most famous player, Danil “Dendi” Ishutin, live on the main stage.
Open AI said the 1v1 bot has learned from playing against itself in lifetimes worth of matches. In a promo video shown before the match we see the bot besting some of the game’s top players, including Evil Genius’ cores Arteezy and Sumail.