Selected Media Coverage

Robots playing poker

Second Brains vs AI Competition

Google News Libratus

Rise of the Poker Bots, VICE News, February 6th, 2017. [video]

"How computers were finally able to best poker pros" Devin Powell, Washington Post, February 4th, 2017. [article]

"Artificial Intelligence Goes All-in ...on Texas Hold'em" Kris Maher, Wall Street Journal, February 4th, 2017. [article]

"Inside Libratus, the Poker AI That Out-Bluffed the Best Humans" Cade Metz, Wired, February 2nd, 2017. [article]

"Inside the 20-Year Quest to Build Computers That Play Poker" Joshua Brustein, Bloomberg Businessweek, January 31st, 2017. [article]

"AI Beats World's Best in Poker Showdown" Lance Ulanoff, Mashable, January 31st, 2017. [article]

"An AI Poker Bot Has Whipped the Pros" Jamie Condliffe, MIT Technology Review, January 31st, 2017. [article]

"Humans lick their wounds after losing to AI in poker" Matt McFarland, CNN Money, January 31st, 2017. [article]

"Oh the humanity! Poker Computer Trounces Humans in Big Step for AI" Olivia Solon, The Guardian, January 30th, 2017. [article]

"Why It Matters That Human Poker Pros Are Getting Trounced by an AI" George Dvorsky, Gizmodo, January 24th, 2017. [article]

2017 Competition in China

Google News Lengpudashi

"China's AI Awakening", Will Knight, MIT Technology Review, October 10th, 2017. [article]

"A Top Poker-Playing Algorithm is Cleaning Up in China", Will Knight, MIT Technology Review, April 12th, 2017. [article]

"AI wins $290,000 in Chinese poker competition", BBC, April 11th, 2017. [article]

"Famous poker-playing AI takes down scientists and engineers", Mariella Moon, Engadget, April 12th, 2017. [article]

"Poker-Playing Engineers Take on AI Machine - And Get Thrashed", Christina Larson, Bloomberg, April 10th, 2017. [article]

First Brains vs AI Competition

Google News Claudico

Poker Night in America | Season 4, Episodes 18-20, CBS Sports Network, October 10-24, 2016. [video] [video] [video]

"Artificial Intelligence Bot vs. The Poker Pros." Noah Bierman, Los Angeles Times, May 21, 2015. [article]

"Human vs machine as top poker pros take on AI." Aviva Rutkin, New Scientist, May 6, 2015. [article]

Annual Computer Poker Competitions

"Carnegie Mellon ‘Baby Tartanian8’ Pokerbot Sweeps Annual Competition." Byron Spice and Warren Froelich, UCSD News Center, August 31, 2016. [article]

"Heads-Up Bots Will Be Stronger Than Humans; No-Limit Hold'em May Never Be Solved." Matthew Pitt,, March 16, 2016. [article]

"Championship Poker Bot: ‘A Nuclear Weapon For Poker.’" Erik Fast, Card Player Magazine, September 24, 2014. [article]

Other Selected Media Appearances and Quotes

Google News Noam Brown

"AI is better at bluffing than professional gamblers" Engadget, January 17, 2019. [article]

"A Poker-Playing Robot Goes to Work for the Pentagon" Wired, January 16, 2019. [article]

"A team of AI algorithms just crushed humans in a complex computer game." MIT Technology Review, June 25, 2018. [article]

"Why Artificial Intelligence Like AlphaZero Has Trouble With the Real World." Quanta Magazine, February 21, 2018. [article]

"Stunning AI Breakthrough Takes Us One Step Closer to the Singularity." Gizmodo, October 18, 2017. [article]