The AI’s profit earnings so far? Over $700,000!
“Libratus is being used in this contest to play poker, an imperfect information game that requires the AI to bluff and correctly interpret misleading information to win. Ultimately programs like Libratus also could be used to negotiate business deals, set military strategy or plan a course of medical treatment — all cases that involve complicated decisions based on imperfect information.”
– Byron Spice and Garrett Allen
Carnegie Mellon University
Photo Credit: Carnegie Mellon University
Like AlphaGo, Libratus is showing off just how powerful AI has become. Where it goes from here is anybody’s guess.
This is only the beginning for AI. In this game of poker, Libratus is showing an AI’s capability of bluffing and performing in imperfect games of chance. With this, all kinds of opportunities will arise for the future of AI. In 10-15 years time, there is a good chance that the world will witness the birth of Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) – an AI system that contains the same capacity as that of average human intelligence! From there, its intelligence capacity will only skyrocket passed us, becoming the dominant species here on Earth and likely elsewhere.