Poker-playing program marks breakthrough in AI, researchers say

January 12, 2015 8:53 PM

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A group of researchers from the University of Alberta have created an unbeatable poker program that they say marks a milestone in artificial intelligence and game theory.

“AI researchers have a long, long history of using games as a test bed for our artificial intelligence research,” said Michael Johanson, Ph.D. student in the department of computer science at the University of Alberta. “From a technical standpoint, games are nice well-defined problems, divided into ...

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