DeepMind’s StarCraft Bot Has a 191-Year Head Start on Humanity

AlphaStar learned from half a million human games, then played itself 120 million times to master its technique

Credit: Blizzard

It took AlphaStar more than 120 million games played against itself, and hundreds of years of accelerated game time, to master Starcraft II.

Senior Writer at OneZero covering surveillance, facial recognition, DIY tech, and artificial intelligence. Previously: Qz, PopSci, and NYTimes.

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