Artificial intelligence demolished the best professional e-sports team in the strategy video game Dota 2, highlighting how technology is better than humans at a growing list of complex tasks.
The competition, if you can call it that, took place in San Francisco on Saturday. The point was to showcase the potential of deep learning, a type of A.I. used for recognizing objects in photos and translating languages, and to promote OpenAI, the group that organized the event and created the winning A.I. technology.