In accordance with the technical words of the company, Greg Brockman, the bot is able to perform the game of the enemy, and actively learn on their own. The full game is traditionally played 5v5. And while Elon Musk is a bit hyperbolic when he says that Dota 2 is "vastly more complex" than Go, it's true that even this limited accomplishment is impressive. Players control one of dozens of different characters with varying abilities, and compete to collect items and control territory. Also, this has been the very first instance of an artificially intelligent system defeating world class players in an eSports competition.
An OpenAI bot has beaten some of the world's greatest Dota 2 players. OpenAI's future plans include preparing their bot for the complete 5 vs 5 Dota matches.
Dendi later elaborated on Twitter that he found the bot "fun" and "challenging" to play against. Dendi lost the first game two kills to one (he managed to kill the bot at the same time as it killed him the second time, securing the win). In the meantime, the company said it will soon let anybody play against the bot.
The bot was also taking challenges from random players at the venue, accordingto Dota 2 journalist Victoria "riningear" Rose. Still, OpenAI's not stopping there.
The implications, of course, are that a bot that can master complex video games can have other uses too. Developers at the startup claim the AI learned to beat top Dota pros after just two weeks of real-time learning. It quickly began to implement research projects, see OpenAI Gym Gives Reinforcement Learning A Work Out and previous year partnered with Microsoft in order to use Azure. His thinking is that eventually, AI will be smarter than human beings, and that the creation of them must be done in a safe, regulated format. Right now, AI may not be a global menace to society - but it's certainly terrifying in a Dota 2 match.