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A.I. Libratus that beat poker pros will be tested by the Pentagon for Military Applications

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Posted on 24 January 2019 by "T".

In 2017, an A.I. bot called Libratus, made headlines as it managed to beat some of the most accomplished poker players in the world in a game of no-limit Texas hold'em. Recently, the A.I. bot is making headlines again as it had been signed-up and the team that manages it to work for the military.

Although the exact type of work the A.I. bot will be doing, public records show, "Libratus" and its creators from Carnegie Melon University will be working as support for the US Army's. The deal is $10 million for two years.

The development of artificial intelligence has been one of the main focuses of highly technological companies in recent years. The US Department of Defense wants to develop an A.I. that will help and advance their military advantage. For this reason, in June of 2018, they created the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC), and its main focus is to speed up "the delivery of AI-enabled capabilities, scaling the Department-wide impact of AI and synchronizing DoD AI activities to expand Joint Force advantages".

One of the most advance A.I. programs in recent years is Libratus as it earned a good sum of money in defeating professional poker players. Basically, the A.I. was created to test ideas for automated decision making based on game theory. The programming built into Libratus is versatile and can be adapted into a variety of military applications, including war games and military simulations which can then be used to explore military strategy and planning.
Exploring artificial intelligence is not new for the military. However, the ability to strategize based on A.I. simulations can help in given them the edge, especially since not all opponents will play by a predictable strategy.

The Pentagon is pushing for a broader use of A.I. In 2017, former US defense secretary James Mattis even said that his department was lagging behind tech companies in the adoption of technologies like machine learning. On that year, the Pentagon started Project Maven which aims to use commercially available AI techniques along with machine learning through the help of small and large companies that are advanced in the realm of A.I.

Aside from the U.S., other countries have been exploring A.I. and its potential military use. China is currently one of the forerunners in adapting A.I. for military purposes.



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6 comments on "A.I. Libratus that beat poker pros will be tested by the Pentagon for Military Applications"

 Mober24/01/2019 12:49:59 GMT
Is this like a joke or what?
Like they need AI that has beat some players in a poker game.
I bet they are having AI's many times better than that.
Like all their technology they have nowadays, is common with the one
is being used in and by the public Smile
It must be a joke Smile
 CALICUL24/01/2019 17:42:45 GMT
Artificial intelligence it's not good if she can not be stopped.
Americans will destroy the world if they do not calm down in certain areas.
Their policy is disastrous for their allies or others who are not friends with them.
Artificial intelligence is useful as long as she is not dangerous and American agencies with US Department of Defense are a real danger for the rest of the world.
 Gerimantas26/01/2019 07:40:14 GMT
It is interesting situation to this artificial intelligence, i read many articles about danger we can have when it become better and make more good decision, so for example one day it think about that humans are need to be destroy and we have big problem then
 Mober26/01/2019 16:32:09 GMT
At this very moment, few governments around the world, must be having
more advanced AI in use than the one that played poker and won Smile
And why on the first place the us government should have announce d a move like this.
Isnt it supposed to be secret in the first place? Smile
 Nightkid26/01/2019 23:02:48 GMT
good I never tire of seeing the new news that always there and I see that here also often put weird things that happen or say elsewhere hahaha but every day I'm surprised more to see this kind of things and sometimes I do not even need to say .. but as always I walk around here starting again to publish a bit to hang out Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile
 dule-vu27/01/2019 12:38:25 GMT
just can hope that this will not come in our life as normal thing and we wouldnt have to worry about our playing poker,that we dont know who is on other side of table!this technology is something that can change normal way of poker and other casino games,so would be nice that it just away from gambling industry!

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