Carnegie Mellon University: Carnegie Mellon and Facebook AI Beats Professionals in Six-Player Poker

Carnegie Mellon University: Carnegie Mellon and Facebook AI Beats Professionals in Six-Player Poker. “An artificial intelligence program developed by Carnegie Mellon University in collaboration with Facebook AI has defeated leading professionals in six-player No-Limit Texas Hold’em, the world’s most popular form of poker.”

The Next Web: Why ‘Magic: The Gathering’ is AI’s toughest challenge

The Next Web: Why ‘Magic: The Gathering’ is AI’s toughest challenge. “Games make the perfect teaching environment for developers to train machine learning models in, but which game produces the strongest AI? You can put your money on DeepMind’s AlphaGo or OpenAI’s DotA 2-playing machine, but we’ll take whichever one is the first to master Magic: The Gathering – humanity’s hardest game.”

Columbia University: Albert Field Playing Cards go online

Columbia University: Albert Field Playing Cards go online. “The Columbia University Libraries has digitized cards from nearly two hundred decks of the Albert Field Collection of Playing Cards. The cards date from the 16th century through to 1801, and were mostly European – French, German, English, and Italian, though we slipped in one deck from a very new United States.”

Poker Forum TwoPlusTwo Database Hacked

A database for a poker players’ forum has been hacked. “More than 400,000 members are subscribed to the TwoPlusTwo forum, and it is believed that every username, password, and email address has been extracted, along with any personal data included in members´ profiles. Although the passwords were hashed, simple passwords are fairly easy to decipher. Therefore, if you are a TwoPlusTwo subscriber, it is fair to assume that your details have been hacked.”