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Will artificial intelligence destroy poker?

Artificial intelligence has by now been linked with pretty much every imaginable line of business. As a concept, it risks being diluted into oblivion.So it’s a breath of fresh air when someone provides concrete details of the changes AI technology is driving – usually at the fringes of business models.Morgan Stanley has a new piece of research out this week, which covers “the development of superhuman artificial intelligence beating professionals at poker”, which it says poses a risk to the online gaming ecosystem.Computers have already reached “superhuman” levels at limited version of the game, such as two-player pot limit poker (which limits the range and size of bets massively). They have of course already reached this level for pattern-intensive games like chess, checkers, Go, and rock

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