A poker playing robot finally defeated humans last week at the Man-Machine Poker Competition in Las Vegas. Polaris 2.0, designed by graduate students at the University of Alberta, lost the first two rounds of the event but used its newly built-in ability to learn from its mistakes and switch strategies midstream to confuse the humans and win that last two matches of the tournament. By the way, this is a good place to remind you that if you play online poker your days are numbered. Artificial intelligence experts warn that in the near future poker-bots will take over the online gaming world and gambling online will become a suckers game that will be virtually impossible to beat by humans. (EETimes.com)

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