"Defense of the Ancients 2" is known for #Artificial Intelligence that can beat typical human players. The original set of #Dota 2 Bots integrated within the game is decent enough to give casual players a hard time, but not for professional players. OpenAI, a non-profit organization that specializes in building AIs is trying to change how Dota 2 bots work.

The AI evolution is scary

OpenAI challenged one of "Dota 2's" best players (Danylo "Dendi" Ishutin) to a set of demonstration matches. Every exhibition game is a one-on-one match, and the winner of the whole demo was determined by a best of five. The matches were shown on Friday at "The International 2017" event.

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Dendi is the mid-laner from Natus Vincere or "Na'Vi" which is one of the best teams in this game.He also played as a mid-laner for WG in the first Dota game making him an established name in the whole "Defense of the Ancients" world.

The OpenAI Dota 2 Bot successfully defeated Dendi in two back-to-back matches. After two defeats, Dendi said that he's giving up and the demonstration was finished earlier than expected. Mashable write what he had to say about it. "I'm giving up," he said with a faint smile before the final moments of the second match had fully played out. "I don't think I'm getting it back. It's over."

It is worth noting that the exhibition is a one-on-one fight and Dendi usually excels in fighting with his team mates. It might have a different outcome when the fight is five AI vs five humans.

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Elon Musk approves

#Elon Musk is known as a "noted artificial intelligence worry wart" in Mashable words.But it is not that surprising that he celebrated for OpenAI's victory as he is one of the supporters of the Non-profit OpenAI organization.

Musk was very vocal about his thoughts that someday, AI will overrun the societies of this world. One of his worries is that AI possesses the ability to wipe out (or replace) all of the humanity. Even though he is not a big supporter of AI, he supports OpenAI as their project is to build "safe" bots that will only be specializing in one task.

The effect of improved bots in Esports

There will be a huge effect if OpenAI's Dota 2 Bot or similar projects are approved to participate in games with humans. Bots are able to flawlessly execute commands which they are programmed to do. The current AI set of "Dota 2" has Bots that can last-hit minions more efficiently than humans. While a human player may miss one or two minions, humans still have an edge in game decisions.