If AI can master the very complex game of poker against the very top champions, how long before it conquers complex tasks like designing chips or just about anything else. If not fully designing chips it should be able to leverage human designers dramatically. It could be in the future humans don't design almost anything, but curate a program that designs almost anything in a particular field. AI/ML is about to break out in the next year or so with the proliferation of advanced memory, processors and programs. Dickerson the CEO of AMAT and considered one of the top 30 corporate executives has stated we on the cusp of AI coming into being and this poker program is to the point it even masters intangibles and bluffing even better the best of the world champion poker players. Below is a reference article and comments, thoughts and what companies are in the best situation to tackle and prosper from this revolution would be appreciated. I feel AMAT, MU and TSM (full disclosure, I own all three and have for many years) are just a few of the companies set to prosper and several of the EDA companies.
A team has created an AI system that, for the first time, has defeated several poker professionals in six-player Texas hold 'em. Unlike earlier iterations of the system, the researchers will not publicly release this algorithm’s code, for fear it could decimate the online poker world.