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.

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