Artificial Intelligence is getting better and is already challenging the minds of some of the best in the business. A recent project called ‘Libratus’ is making waves online as it has started opening up a gap between its human opponents. The system is written to challenge 4 world professional Poker players. The 20 day contest taking place at the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh will give players 120,000 hands of heads-up, no limit Texas Hold-em Poker. One of the players, Jimmy Chou, initially underestimated Libratus but soon found out how tough it could be. The project is a culmination of research and development by Carnegie Mellon researchers hoping to develop the next level of artificial intelligence. In the future, the researchers hope to develop Libratus to negotiate important business deals, calculate military strategy and even plan out medical treatment. All these areas contain information that is often not complete yet need big decisions to be made. You can view some of the matches now on Youtube.