• New PBS Game/Show asks if we should give over esports to the bots
01.31.14

New PBS Game/Show asks if we should give over esports to the bots

The technical prowess of esports players is amazing. They have jet pilot reaction times, process Rainman-level calculations on the fly, and can perform ten actions-per-second with their mouse cursor. But once in awhile, even the top pro players fall victim to mental fatigue, or the human requirement to blink occasionally. Computers, on the other hand, are unflappable when it comes to technical performance, and they’re learning how to play games at an alarming rate. But should we allow AI agents to augment the abilities of human opponents in esport tournaments, or would they eventually squash us mere mortals and ruin the sport? 

Find out in the episode, and let us know your thoughts in the comments.