AI V Humans (Part 1) - Esports Legends Battle With AlphaStar (Google DeepMind)
Every so often on the podcast we will bring you something that is a little bit different.
This episode is part one of a conversation with Esports Legends TLO & MaNa. They are professional Starcraft II players and they tell us the story of what it was like to compete against Google DeepMinds AlphaStar AI agent.
This is a fascinating discussion about the technical capability of AI agents and about the psychology involved when Humans take on the machines.
A typical day for an esports athlete
The similarities and differences between Esports and normal sports
The importance of actions and screens per minutes for high performance
The role of gaming in driving development of AI
Evolution of gaming AI agents
The challenges in competing against a blackbox
Exploiting the game playing tendencies of the AlphaStar
The psychological pressure of playing against AlphaStar