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    A passionate team of engineers from the company OpenAI is challenged to develop an artificial intelligence capable of defeating the World Champions of DOTA 2, a video game more complex than anything attempted by AI in the past — and given only one year to do it. The outcome could alter the way we think about advanced AI systems.

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    UC Berkeley

    Video Game Law Class

    Details to be announced.


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    The Franklin institute

    Followed by Q&A with Chad Herschberger, Director; Kerry Deignan Roy, Producer; and Susan Zhang, Film Interviewee & AI Researcher, Meta.
    Moderated by Chris Fralic, First Round Capital and Franklin Institute Trustee.

    Register here.

    May 24, 2022 • 7 pm ET (Doors at 6:30 pm)

    HBS Online Tokyo Chapter

    Register for HBS Online Tokyo's screening of Artificial Gamer here.

    April 10, 2022 • 8 pm JST

    CS50 @ Harvard Screening


    Screenings • Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema • 506 Bloor St W, Toronto, Ontario.

    In-Person: Tuesday December 7, 8pm

    Denver Film Society

    Screenings • 3117 16th Street ª Denver, Colorado

    Virtual: Starting October 29-31, 2021 and again mid-November 2021 (Order now!)

    In-Person: November 2021

    Harvard University

    Science Center B • Cambridge, Massachusetts

    In-Person: November/December

    San Francisco

    Roxie Theater • 3117 16th Street • San Francisco, California

    In-Person: with Director Q&A November 1, 2021 6:40 pm. Buy tickets!

    Virtual: Starting October 29, 2021 (Order now!)

    New York City

    IFC Theater • 323 6th Avenue • New York, New York

    In-Person: October 29-November 4, 2021 Buy tickets!

    Q&A with Director and Cast: October 29 and October 30.

    Twitch Preview Screening


    September 24, 2021 • 11 am PT

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    ABC News’ Deirdre Bolton speaks with Susan Zhang, a research engineer featured in the new film “Artificial Gamer,'' chronicling the effort to build a bot that takes on the best players of Dota 2.

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  • credits

    Directed by

    Chad Herschberger


    Produced by

    Jennifer 8. Lee

    Cathy Trekloff

    Kerry Deignan Roy



    Moritz ’Moose’ Zimmermann


    Executive Producer

    Jonas Schneider


    Edited by

    Chad Herschberger


    Original Music by

    Frank Cogliano


    Produced by

    North of Paradise



    Post by



    Animation by

    Ben Radatz


    DOTA Animation by

    Lost Cosmonauts

    Anatoly '4fun' Chasha




    Pieter Abbeel · Greg Brockman · Noam Brown · Brooke Chan · Owen ‘ODPixel’ Davies · Przemysław ‘Psyho’ Dębiak · Sebastien ‘Ceb’ Debs · Christy Dennison · David Farhi · Karen Hao · Danil ‘Dendi’ Ishutin · William ‘Blitz’ Lee · Jakub Pachocki · David ‘GoDz’ Parker · Michael Petrov · Henrique Ponde · Jonathan Raiman · Tuomas Sandholm · Szymon Sidor · Johan ‘N0tail’ Sundstein · Jie Tang · Jorien ‘Sheever’ van der Heijden · Austin 'Capitalist’ Walsh · Filip Wolski · Susan Zhang


    Also appearing

    Bai 'rOtk' Fan · Luo ‘Ferrari_430’ Feichi · Otávio ‘Tavo’ Gabriel · Kevin ‘Purge’ Godec · Ioannis ‘Fogged’ Loucas · William ‘hFn’ Medeiros · Danylo ‘Kingrd’ Nascimento · Zhang ‘xiao8’ Ning · Aliwi ‘w33’ Omar · Heitor ‘Duster’ Pereira · Anathan ‘ana’ Pham · Topias ‘Topson’ Taavitsainen · David ‘MoonMeander’ Tan · Jesse ‘JerAx’ Vainikka · Ben ‘Merlini’ Wu · Wang ‘SanSheng’ Zhaohui · Xu ‘BurNIng’ Zhilei

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