Human vs machine as top poker pros take on AI
It's humans versus machine at the Rivers casino in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Four professional poker players are squaring up to an artificial intelligence over two weeks, duking it out by playing a total of 80,000 hands of poker for a $100,000 cash prize. This may turn out to be the latest instalment in a grand tradition of computers beating us at our own games. In 1997, IBM's Deep Blue computer famously beat chess great Garry Kasparov. Four years ago, IBM's Watson took part in the TV quiz show.