A Computer Program Can Beat Anyone at Poker

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Via MNN:

Computers have figured out how to win at chess, checkers and tic-tac-toe, and now, a computer program has conquered the game of poker.

A research team led by Michael Bowling, a professor of computer science at the University of Alberta in Canada, developed a computer program that can outplay humans at a two-player poker game — specifically, heads-up limit hold 'em. The results could have far-reaching implications for other situations that require complex decision-making, such as in foreign policy or medical treatment.

The Robot Cuttlefish

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"A four-finned robot ripples through the water, taking inspiration from the movement of cuttlefish.

Although the animal is better known for its powers of disguise and stunning communication skills, its undulating swimming motion is also noteworthy, allowing for efficient and agile motion.

Created by Pascal Buholzer and fellow students from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich, the copycat robot, named Sepios, demonstrates that its finned design can be an environmentally friendly alternative to propellers."