Man Still Champ; Better at Bluffing

 - Jul 29, 2007   Updated: Mar 31 2011
References: nytimes & gizmodo
A team of artificial intelligence researcher from the University of Alberta pitted their Poker playing software program, Polaris, against two human players in a contest, which was billed as the “First Man-Machine Poker Championship” and which offered prize money totaling $50,000. For now man wins, machine has to hack passwords to porn sites in lost side bet to men.

Implications - Artificial intelligence technology is always improving; the true test of this tech is pitting AI computers against the best and brightest human minds. Most recently, Microsoft's Watson project competed against Jeopardy's most successful past winners in an epic tournament of man vs. machine to test the present state of AI technology.