[ExI] Superhuman Poker

John Clark johnkclark at gmail.com
Wed Jul 17 21:06:14 UTC 2019

On Tue, Jul 16, 2019 at 10:40 PM William Flynn Wallace <foozler83 at gmail.com>

> Impressive.  Now - the AI programmed itself somewhat after a lot of play,
> I assume.

Yes, it played against itself millions of times during the training period
but required no input from human players. The training period needed 512 GB
of memory and 8 days on a 64-core Intel Xeon E5-8860 server for a total of
12,288 CPU core hours. If you bought that much processing power on cloud
computing it would only cost you $144. After the training period was
complete and a winning strategy was found on how to play Poker at a
superhuman level then during a real game in real time against real
opponents the program only needed 128 GB of memory.

> > Can we learn what it learned?

Not really, the program can't tell us why it's so good at what it does for
the same reason a human genius can't tell us why he's so good at what he
does, neither of them knows.

 John K Clark
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