Brains vs. AI â€“ Did the Humans Win or It Was A Tie?
Can artificial intelligence match human intelligence? Many thought that it was really possible and that artificial intelligence may beat humans any given day. But it seems that it may have to wait for some more time.
Researchers working with the Carnegie Mellon University have concluded that artificial intelligence is all set to cross another milestone. The computer scientists working with the Carnegie Mellon University claim that artificial intelligence will be able to beat humans at poker pretty soon. But at the moment humans can breathe easy as artificial intelligence was beaten by humans in a poker game, despite the game being very close.
Researchers claim that even though the researcherâ€™s Claudico poker program technically lost this weekendâ€™s big showdown with four human poker professionals, the computer program came in the sniffing distance of beating humans. They claim that the results were so close that it could have statistically been called a tie.
Lead researcher Tuomas Sandholm, a CMU professor of computer science while talking about it says, â€œWe knew Claudico was the strongest computer poker program in the world, but we had no idea before this competition how it would fare against four Top 10 poker playersâ€¦It would have been no shame for Claudico to lose to a set of such talented pros, so even pulling off a statistical tie with them is a tremendous achievement.â€
Sandholm goes on to add, â€œBeating humans isnâ€™t really our goal; itâ€™s just a milestone along the wayâ€¦What we want to do is create an artificial intelligence that can help humans negotiate or make decisions in situations where they canâ€™t know all of the facts.â€