> It is preciscely this challenge which I will be working on this
> summer. A group of AI researchers at the University of Alberta
> (including one ex Poker Pro) are attempting to develop a world-class
> poker playing program.
Think you might have something testable by Extro4? If so, I propose what might be an interesting publicity-earner: a head-up challenge between your robot and me for $1000 (which I'll donate to the project win or lose). Of course if you really want press, you might want to challenge a "name" pro, especially one known for acting--like Mike Caro. I could talk to him about it too if you'd like.
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