Elon Musk is a hype merchant, and this weekend his Twitter account served up a generous serving of hoopla for the OpenAI bots that were destroying the best Dota 2 players in the world. As a veteran Dota player and inveterate contrarian, I couldn’t let Musk’s exaggeration go by unchallenged. What we saw the OpenAI bots achieve was awe-inspiring for anyone who’s ever dabbled in Dota, but it’s still only scratching the surface of the competitive complexity of this game.
OpenAI first ever to defeat world’s best players in competitive eSports. Vastly more complex than traditional board games like chess & Go.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 12, 2017
According to Musk, the achievement by the OpenAI team eclipses those of previous artificial…