Of course a venture capitalist was no match for CMU’s updated poker playing AI

 Libratus, Carnegie Mellon’s poker playing AI is damn good. It easily routed four of the world’s best poker players back in January over 120,000 hands of No-Limit Texas Hold-um. So it comes as no surprise that a team of venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and engineers playing against Lengpudashi, Libratus’ bigger, badder brother, would face a similar fate. Plot twist:… Read More

How an AI took down four world-class poker pros

"That was anticlimactic," Jason Les said with a smirk, getting up from his seat. Unlike nearly everyone else in Pittsburgh's Rivers Casino, Les had just played his last few hands against an artificially intelligent opponent on a computer screen. Afte…

Crunch Report | ACLU Enrolls in Y Combinator

We are joined by the CEO of Product Hunt, which was just acquired by AngelList, the ACLU enrolls in Y Combinator, Daimler builds a self-driving car for Uber and top poker players lose to an AI developed by Carnegie Mellon. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

Two research teams taught their AIs to beat pros at poker

Poker-playing bots aren't exactly new — just ask anyone who's tried to win a little cash on PokerStars — but two different groups of researchers are setting their sights a little higher. To no one's surprise, those AI buffs are trying to teach thei…