Forbes: Pokerbots Bet on Big Data Strategy

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The applications of Artificial Intelligence's ability to predict human intention are limitless. Every day at Rocket Fuel, we see machine learning's incredible capacity to leverage Big Data to decide which people should see certain ads. Now, in casinos around the country, the new king of poker is a computer, and it provides perhaps the best object lesson in Big Data strategy today.

The bot, or "King Texas" uses data to make data. Every hand it plays creates data to improve its play in the next hand. This means that regardless of whether the bot won or lost, it came away with something of value simply for having played. Thousands of neural nets and billions of hands later, it was a world-class poker player in an algorithm. Read entire article here>