Tuesday, September 05, 2017

OpenAI pro gaming bot wins with Azure help

Elon Musk just made Microsoft Azure 100% cooler by association - MSPoweruser

"... Dota 2, a 1v1 exhibition game under standard tournament rules at The International 2017 the OpenAI bot beat top human player..."  ($24 M prize pool)

"OpenAI is a $1 billion initiative by Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Y Combinator President Sam Altman to accelerate AI research in the public so any advances could be shared equally with the whole world, rather than being a proprietary advantage for any one company. Microsoft Azure is the venture’s preferred location to run OpenAI experiments after Microsoft install NVIDIA’s DGX-1 supercomputers on their Azure cloud."

Elon Musk  @elonmusk
"Would like to express our appreciation to Microsoft for use of their Azure cloud computing platform. This required massive processing power."