Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been fascinated and inspired by an important milestone at the cutting edge of Artificial Intelligence: The first 11 games of StarCraft played between professional StarCraft players and AlphaStar, a team of AI StarCraft agents built by DeepMind, the team behind previous expert-defeating game-players AlphaGo and AlphaZero.
It started with this 5-minute teaser video put out by the DeepMind team a couple of weeks ago:
If you’re as hooked by that teaser as I was, you might enjoy the full demonstration video with famous StarCraft casters Artosis and RotterdaM:
Finally, if you’re more able to read than watch, I’d recommend DeepMind’s write-up. Spoilers coming ahead…