Featured Articles

IHS teardown reveals Galaxy S5 BOM

IHS teardown reveals Galaxy S5 BOM

Research firm IHS got hold of Samsung’s new flagship smartphone and took it apart to the last bolt to figure out…

More...
Galaxy S5, HTC One M8 available selling well

Galaxy S5, HTC One M8 available selling well

Samsung’s Galaxy S5 has finally gone on sale and it can be yours for €699, which is quite a lot of…

More...
Intel lists Haswell refresh parts

Intel lists Haswell refresh parts

Intel has added a load of Haswell refresh parts to its official price list and there really aren’t any surprises to…

More...
Respawn confirms Titanfall DLC for May

Respawn confirms Titanfall DLC for May

During his appearance at PAX East panel and confirmed on Twitter, Titanfall developer Respawn confirmed that the first DLC pack for…

More...
KFA2 GTX 780 Ti Hall Of Fame reviewed

KFA2 GTX 780 Ti Hall Of Fame reviewed

KFA2 gained a lot of overclocking experience with the GTX 780 Hall of Fame (HOF), which we had a chance to…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Saturday, 28 July 2007 11:12

Humans defeat a computer poker program

Written by David Stellmack

Image

We still have a chance


At the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) conference this week in Vancouver, B.C. two humanoid poker masters defeated a computer poker program known as “Polaris.”  Phil "The Unabomber" Laak (a mechanical engineer and previous winner on the World Poker Tour), and Ali Eslami (a gaming consultant turned pro poker player) defeated Polaris in the last two matches, although Polaris managed to win one match and earned a draw in the initial two matches.

The computer Polaris program was jointly created by a team of twelve college professors, staff engineers and graduate students at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta. Polaris’s algorithms were created in advance as a sort of giant database of thousands of potential poker hands.

The tourney consisted of 2,000 hands of poker played in four 500-hand sessions, with cards electronically dealt from randomly generated card decks. There were two copies of the Polaris program simultaneously playing against the two poker pros, and the humans were isolated from each other in separate rooms.  The humans had a slight advantage, in that they did not have a time limit as they thought about which cards to play during their matches.

Both humans split a $50,000 prize for winning the match.

More Here...

Last modified on Saturday, 28 July 2007 11:47

David Stellmack

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

To be able to post comments please log-in with Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments