Carnegie Mellon University
January 04, 2017

Upping The Ante: Top Poker Pros Face Off With Artificial Intelligence

20-Day Contest at Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh Begins Jan. 11

By Kenneth Chiacchia

Four of the world’s best professional poker players will match wits with an artificial intelligence developed by Carnegie Mellon University and using the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center's Bridges system to formulate strategy. The epic rematch will determine whether a computer can beat humans playing one of the world’s toughest poker games.

In “Brains vs. Artificial Intelligence: Upping the Ante,” beginning Wednesday, Jan. 11, at the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh, poker pros together will play Heads-Up No-Limit Texas Hold’em over 20 days with a CMU School of Computer Science computer program called Libratus.

Read the Carnegie Mellon School of Computer Science release.

Visit the Rivers Casino tournament Web page.


Image Caption: Dong Kim is one of four professional poker players who will compete against CMU artificial intelligence in a 20-day poker competition, Brains Vs. AI, beginning Jan. 11 at Rivers Casino. He is shown here during the first Brains Vs. AI competition in 2015.