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Outbluffed: Machine beats humans first time in poker, the last remaining game where humans had managed to maintain upper hand
Libratus, an AI built by Carnegie Mellon University racked up over $1.7 million worth of chips against four of the top professional poker players in the world in a 20-day marathon poker tournament that ended on Tuesday in Philadelphia.
While machines have beaten humans over the last two decade in chess, checkers, and most recently in the ancient game of Go, Libratus' victory is significant because poker is an imperfect information game - similar to the real world where not all problems are laid out and the difficulty in figuring out human behaviour is one of the main reasons why it was considered immune to machines.
One of the main reasons for Libratus' victory was the machine's ability outbluff humans.
"The computer can't win at poker if it can't bluff," said Frank Pfenning, head of the Computer Science Department at CMU.
"Developing an AI that can do that successfully is a tremendous step forward scientifically and has numerous applications. Imagine that your smartphone will someday be able to negotiate the best price on a new car for you. That's just the beginning."
Dong Kim, one of the four top poker players who participated in the tournament echoed the statement. The 28-year old, originally from Seattle, had also participated in a similar poker tournament with another AI machine built by CMU in 2015 named Claudico.
"It was about half way through the challenge (with Libratus when) I knew we wouldn't come back," said Kim. read more »
Jan. 27, 2017
Robot beats 'I am not a robot' Captcha test A mechanical robotic arm managed to circumvent a computer password system meant to deter "robots." YouTube user Matt Unsworth shared video of the robot, outfitted with a pair of googly eyes, as it used a stylus pen to check an "I am not a robot" Captcha security box.
The tounge-in-cheek video pokes fun at the language used by the security verification system intended to prevent spam or computer automated extraction of data from websites.
The robotic arm slides the stylus up the computer mouse pad before just barely managing to click inside the on-screen check box which proceeded to swirl into a green check mark.
Proud of its success, the robotic arm turns toward the camera and drops the stylus as an animated pair of glasses fall upon its "eyes" alongside the phrase "Deal with it."
Photo courtesy Matt Unsworth / YouTube
Good Heavens! And Good luck to brave Flight 666, at 13 o'clock on Friday 13th with a 13yo aircraft to HEL
Finnair Flight 666 took off from Copenhagen, Denmark on Friday the 13th bound for HEL.
Helsinki, Finland, that is.
HEL is Helsinki’s airport code.
This according to air traffic site FlightRadar24.com.
Finnair flight 666, at 13 o'clock on Friday the 13th with a 13 year old aircraft, has landed safely in HEL https://t.co/0kWfkcARmO pic.twitter.com/OPvpyyq4F4
- Flightradar24 (@flightradar24) January 13, 2017
It departed Copenhagen at approximately 1:07 p.m. local time, touching down again at 3:41 p.m.
May 13, 2016
Who wants to get Flight 666 to HEL on Friday 13?
Can it get worse?
Flight 666 to HEL on Friday
— Mike (@FR24mike) May 13, 2016
How’s that for an ominous journey?
Maybe they should have driven – and taken the highway to HEL instead.
How’s that for an ominous journey?
But luckily for everyone, despite being very ominously named the plane landed safely in Finland after all.
Showdown. Human Common Sense votes vs programmed Machine counting votes, remote-controlled, as self-driving truck on highway
And they showed video of a monkey hacking the system to prove it.
In the minute-long video produced by Black Box Voting, Baxter the chimp is shown deleting the audit log that is supposed to keep track of changes in the Diebold central tabulator, the computer and program that keeps track of county vote totals.
On October 20, 2016, Otto and Budweiser completed the world’s first shipment by self-driving truck.
The truck drove itself on I-25 from Fort Collins, through Denver, to Colorado Springs.
The driver was out of the driver's seat during the entire 120 mile stretch of highway.
"We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid."
~ Benjamin Franklin
"It's no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense."
~ Mark Twain
"One man with courage makes a majority."
~ Andrew Jackson
Hi Mankind, like it or not here is the news - Princeton to Staff: Stop Using the Word 'Man'. University becomes no man's land
Princeton University to Staff: Stop Using the Word 'Man' Princeton University is telling faculty and staff to avoid using the word “man” and other male-leaning language.
August 19, 2016 Princeton University Orders Staff To Stop Using Term 'Man'
Instead of using 'man', employees are told to use words such as human beings
(Q: how to take the forbidden “man” out of “human”?)
Switch out 'man made' with artificial, handmade or manufactured, the Princeton University guidelines state.
(Q: “man-made” means “handmade”?
“man-made” means “manufactured”?
“man-made” disaster means “manufactured” disaster?
how to take the forbidden “man” out of “manufactured?)
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