Chalk up another victory for machines. In artificial intelligence, it's a milestone when a computer program can beat top players at a game like chess. But a game like poker, specifically six-player Texas Hold 'em, has been too tough for a machine to master — until now. Researchers say they have designed a bot called Pluribus capable of taking on poker professionals in the most popular form of poker and winning. Four-time World Poker Tour title holder Darren Elias helped test the program's skills, playing Texas Hold 'em against a whole table of the bots. "It's just me and then five versions of this AI poker bot, which I would play against every day, thousands of hands," Elias said. He'd take on four tables full of them at a time, and he'd alert the...
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Bet On The Bot: AI Beats The Professionals At 6-Player Texas Hold 'Em