Elon Musk’s OpenAI Bot Falls in First ‘Dota 2’ International Match
OpenAI, the artificial intelligence research company co-founded by Elon Musk and Sam Altman, has fallen to the humans. The “OpenAI Five” team of bots failed to beat its fleshy counterparts on a five-versus-five match of the Dota 2 video game on Wednesday, in the first of its three matches at the eighth-annual “International” championship in Vancouver.
While the game seemed tight at the start, the human-based “Team paiN” group pulled ahead later in the match. In many ways, it’s not unexpected: OpenAI co-founder Greg Brockman told The Verge ahead of the match that “the general consensus” is the system had “less than a 50 percent probability of winning.” However, the “OpenAI Five” had shown strong previous performance, beating a team of former professional players and Twitch streamers in San Francisco on August 6, with humans only grabbing a victory in the last of the three-game set.