[ExI] Superhuman Poker

William Flynn Wallace foozler83 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 16 23:34:48 UTC 2019

Impressive.  Now - the AI programmed itself somewhat after a lot of play, I
assume.  Can we learn what it learned?  bill w

On Tue, Jul 16, 2019 at 6:31 PM John Clark <johnkclark at gmail.com> wrote:

> No-limit Texas Hold Em is the most complex and popular form of poker and 2
> years ago a AI was reported that could beat the best human player at it, but
> in last Thursday's issue of the journal Science there was a development
> that was new for 3 reasons:
> 1) Previously the AI could win only at one on one play but this new
> program (called Pluribus) could play at a superhuman level against
> multiple human expert players and win, and that is much more difficult
> than one on one play.
> 2) The program started out knowing almost nothing about Poker but taught
> itself to play at a superhuman level in 8 days and did it without human
> help.
> 3) Unlike previous programs this one does not require massive computing
> power for the training or for the actual play, it can all be done on a
> normal home PC.
> It's stuff like this that makes me think my previous no compromise
> libertarian philosophy just isn't tenable anymore when dealing with
> economic issues.
> Superhuman AI for multiplayer poker
> <https://science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2019/07/10/science.aay2400>
> John K Clark
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