AI wins $290,000 in Chinese poker competition – BBC News

AI wins $290,000 in Chinese poker competition - BBC News

AI wins $290,000 in Chinese poker competition – BBC News

An artificial intelligence program has beaten a team of six poker players at a series of exhibition matches in China.The AI system, called Lengpudashi, won a landslide victory and $290,000 (£230,000) in the five-day competition.It is the second time this year that an AI program has beaten competitive poker players.An earlier version of the program, known as Libratus, beat four of the world’s best poker pros during a 20-day game in January.The AI systems were the work of Tuomas Sandholm, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon University in the US, and PhD student Noam Brown.The prize money will go to Strategic Machine, a firm founded by the duo.The human team up against Lengpudashi was led by Yue Du, an amateur poker player who won the World Series of Poker $5,000 buy-in, no-limit, Texas Hold’em category last year.

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