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Google's artificial intelligence (AI) software, known as AlphaZero, has defeated two of the world's top players of the popular game Starcraft II.
The real-time strategy video game StarCraft II involves making complex decisions based on previous in-game moves.
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The AI is the work of Google's DeepMind division and is the latest in a series of incredible AI achievements by the firm.
StarCraft II pitches players with rival forces against each other in a battle to gather resources, build up a base, create an army and conquer an arena.
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Much of the map remains obscured, so combatants have to rely on instinct and intuition to best their foes.
This makes it much harder to program a computer to win than other games of strategy with fixed variables.
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DeepMind trained five version of its AI, called AlphaStar, on footage of human players competing.
They were then set loose on each other to compete within a league. The winning AI gathered the equivalent of 200 years of gaming.
AlphaStar - Knowledge - Dario - Wunsch - Player
AlphaStar used this knowledge to beat Dario Wunsch, 44th best player in the world, and Grzegorz Komincz, 13th.
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