An artificial intelligence, or AI program has again beaten a group of human poker players to win $792,000 in virtual money.
The AI program won during a recent competition against experienced poker players in China. More than 36,000 hands were played during a 5-day competition on China’s Hainan Island.
The computer went up against a group of six human players led by Alan Du, a winner in the 2016 World Series of Poker tournament. The human team said it attempted to play against the AI system like a machine, rather than using traditional methods of humans.
The winning system is called Lengpudashi, or “cold poker master.” It was developed by engineers at America’s Carnegie Mellon University. A previous version of the AI system beat four top poker players in the world in a U.S. competition last January.
Artificial intelligence is the capability of a computer to learn to perform human-like operations and make decisions. This can be achieved by putting large amounts of data into a computer for processing.
Algorithms are also used to help computers learn through experiences the same way humans do. This kind of AI technology is used in machine translation systems like Google Translate.
Last year, Google’s AI system AlphaGo beat a Korean champion in the ancient Chinese board game Go.
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