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What’s the odds of ‘bots destroying on-line gambling?

Humanity was dealt a decisive blow by a poker-playing artificial intelligence program called Polaris during the Man-Machine Poker Competition in Las Vegas…

Humanity was dealt a decisive blow by a poker-playing artificial intelligence program called Polaris during the Man-Machine Poker Competition in Las Vegas.

Poker champs fought the AI system to a draw, then won in the first two of four rounds (each round had Polaris playing 500 hands against two humans, whose points were averaged.) But in the final two rounds of the match, Polaris beat both human teams, two wins out of four, with one loss and one draw.

The Bots Will Destroy Online Gambling.

I was going to say that we’re talking about a system that could pass the Turin Test, but I don’t think that’s the case.

As mentioned previously, a bunch of card sharks weighed in to explain how they can sniff ‘bots at fifty paces.

The thing is, these ‘bots neither have to pass the Turin Test, or fool the card sharks — they just have to fool everyone else.

And for the purposes of meaningful profits via on-line fraud, the less savvy out-number the smart guys something like 100,000 to 1.

I’d put money on those odds any day of the week!

By Wayne Smallman

Wayne is the man behind the Blah, Blah! Technology website, and the creator of the Under Cloud, a digital research assistant for journalists and academics.

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