This Program Boasts Ultimate Poker Face
Know when to fold ’em. There’s a new hand at the table, and it claims to be unbeatable. Computer program Cepheus, co-designed by a Finnish software developer and University of Alberta researchers, has “solved” poker, specifically a version called heads-up limit Texas Hold ’em. The trick to trouncing all human challengers? Its makers have managed to compress the huge amount of data required for complex poker strategy into Cepheus’ ultra-smart brain, which could have big implications for logic programs of the future.