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Data Science Conversations - Damien Deighan and Philipp Diesinger EPISODE 6, 26th November 2020
AI V Humans (Part 2) - Esports Legends Battle With AlphaStar (Google DeepMind)
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AI V Humans (Part 2) - Esports Legends Battle With AlphaStar (Google DeepMind)

Every so often on the podcast we will bring you something a little bit different.

This episode is part two of our 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.

Episode Summary

  • The live event Rematch against AlphaStar
  • The game plan for the rematch
  • Trying to match AlphaStar
  • The importance of the human aspect to the future of Starcraft II
  • What TLO & MaNa learned from AlphaStar
  • The importance of human intervention to prevent mistakes from the AI
  • What impact could AlphaStar have on improving Esports players?
  • Did AlphaStar Show any signs of being able to improvise?
  • Mistakes AlphaStar made
  • Why limiting the abilities of an AI might make it smarter
  • Can AI develop intuition in the future?


Deepmind Alphastar Videos:


TLO Profile: - https://liquipedia.net/starcraft2/TLO

MaNa Profile:  - https://liquipedia.net/starcraft2/MaNa