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4/21/2015
03:25 PM
Brian Moore
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Comic: Machine Learning

Machines can beat us at our own games. How long before they don't need us anymore?

Don't hate the player. Hate the game. Maybe the CFO needs to practice his poker face.

Brian Moore is a cartoonist and illustrator. His first brush with the world of IT was a very part-time gig applying software patches on a TRS-80 Model III. The patches were about four lines long and arrived in the mail, typed on letterhead. He has since moved on to computers ... View Full Bio
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StaceyE
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4/30/2015 | 3:57:50 PM
Re: robots and poker don't mix
@impactnow

I agree that the detection systems in casinos are probably one of their top priorities if not #1. I could definitely use some help with my poker game though....
StaceyE
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4/30/2015 | 3:55:54 PM
Re: robots and poker don't mix
@ Whoopty

I am almost positive that someone out there is probably trying to develop something like you describe as we speak.
PedroGonzales
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4/23/2015 | 2:23:59 PM
Re: robots and poker don't mix
@namision.  yeah, may be there will be robots that have a screen for a face, specially when playing poker.  It could change depending on the hand they have or just have a funny face to trick their opponents.
jastroff
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jastroff,
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4/22/2015 | 2:32:50 PM
Re: robots and poker don't mix
When they don't need us anymore? HAL, 2001...more or less
impactnow
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impactnow,
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4/22/2015 | 12:33:35 PM
Re: robots and poker don't mix

That might be just what I need to help my poker game! Seriously though I would think that any kind of detection system is on the forefront for Casinos. As mobile technology advances card counting will seem like child's play!

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4/22/2015 | 10:05:22 AM
Re: robots and poker don't mix
@ Pedro:

And the best part is that it already has a poker face! So there is a natural advantage.
Whoopty
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Whoopty,
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4/22/2015 | 7:14:43 AM
Re: robots and poker don't mix
That's an interesting idea. I wonder how long it will be before a wireless equipped computer can fit seamlessly into a person's mouth, or somewhere else out of sight, that when combined with a camera feed could allow a remotely located, high speed system to interpret the best statistical outcome of the situation, with the people then betting that way. 

I wonder if casinos and the like would be able to pick that up on their detection systems?
PedroGonzales
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PedroGonzales,
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4/21/2015 | 8:55:18 PM
robots and poker don't mix
you will get the developers making millions in the poker world series.  No more crazy characters with dark glasses and funny.  Let's protect poker from machine learning
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