A team of AI bots created by OpenAI, a non-profit AI research company co-founded by Elon Musk, have beaten former professional Dota 2 players. It’s only been a few months since the bots were losing to amateur players.
Dota 2 is a multiplayer online battle arena game (MOBA) where two teams of five players compete to occupy each other’s bases.
While the human players displayed periods of indecision, the bots, known as the OpenAI Five, were able to coordinate their actions much more efficiently.
Making and implementing decisions requires effective communication. Coordination is one of five key factors to be considered when resolving dilemmas in confrontation analysis, for example.
The OpenAI Five will play an exhibition game against the winners of the main Dota 2 tournament at the end of August—pitting AI against the newly-crowned best players in the world.