AI News, Poker Pros Battle Artificial Intelligence to a Statistical Draw

Poker Pros Battle Artificial Intelligence to a Statistical Draw

Humans can breathe easier for now after four of the world’s best poker players held their own against the bestartificial intelligencein no-limit Texas hold’em.

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 playersheld a$732713 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.

'We knew Claudico was the strongest computer poker program in the world, but we had no idea before this competition how it would fare against four Top 10 poker players,' said Tuomas Sandholm, a professor of computer science at Carnegie Mellon University,in a press release.

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