• A team has created an AI system that, for the first time, has defeated several poker professionals in six-player Texas hold 'em. Unlike earlier iterations of the system, the researchers will not publicly release this algorithm’s code, for fear it could decimate the online poker world.
  • To keep 21st century kids interested, classic toys have been getting high-tech makeovers lately. Now, a new company known as Blok.Party is targeting tabletop gaming with PlayTable, a tablet-like gaming console that uses physical pieces and runs an operating system based on a blockchain.
  • A study from an international team of computer scientists set out to develop a new type of game-playing algorithm one that can play games that rely on traits like cooperation and compromise – and the researchers have found that machines can already deploy those characteristics better than humans.
  • Over the past 12 months, AI has beaten us at poker, Go, Pac-Man and Dota 2, marking 2017 as a milestone year in the evolution of artificial intelligence. It points towards a future where AI will essentially be able to do everything we can, but better.
  • Every poker player will have wished they had just a little more insight into a hand at some point. A new piece of software created by the Computer Poker Research Group at the University of Alberta, however, has no such crises of confidence. Cepheus has "solved" heads-up limit Texas hold 'em.