OpenAI's bot beat Dendi in the first match in about ten minutes; Dendi resigned from the second match, and declined to play a third, according to reports. While the exhibition match was played in the one-on-one format, DOTA 2 is usually played in matches between two teams of five players, with each team occupying and defending their own separate base on the map.
According to OpenAI, the company's special bot was trained by playing a "thousand lifetimes" of matches against itself, and does not use imitation learning or pre-programmed moves.
“This is a step towards building AI systems which accomplish well-defined goals in messy, complicated situations involving real humans,” the company said.
Reacting to the news, Infosys chief executive officer Vishal Sikka tweeted “This is amazing.” The CEO had in June arrived at a company quarterly results meeting in a driverless cart designed at Infosys’ Mysuru campus. An indication of the company's investment in developing its in-house automation and machine learning technologies.
This is amazing... https://t.co/uMiQEoOOz7— Vishal Sikka (@vsikka) August 13, 2017
However Elon Musk took a more ominous view of the development calling unregulated AI vastly more dangerous than North Korea in a series of tweets. Musk has long favoured setting up a government body to regulate AI.
OpenAI first ever to defeat world's best players in competitive eSports. Vastly more complex than traditional board games like chess & Go.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 12, 2017
If you're not concerned about AI safety, you should be. Vastly more risk than North Korea. pic.twitter.com/2z0tiid0lc— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 12, 2017