Welcome to the home page of the University of Alberta Computer Poker Research Group. We are working on creating computer programs that play poker better than any human being, as a testbed for doing good science. There are many core artificial intelligence and computer science problems that need to be solved to make an excellent player, and games like poker are a fun and controllable way to examine these problems. A longer explanation of why we're looking at poker can be found in Darse Billing's M.Sc. dissertation (Billings, 1995).
For even more detailed information about the past progress, you can look at the following publications which describe the various programs we've worked on over the years.
|2002||PsOpti/Sparbot||(Billings et al., IJCAI 2003)|
|2006||Hyperborean||(Zinkevich et al., NIPS 2007)|
|2007||Hyperborean No-Limit||(Schnizlein, 2009)|
|2009||Hyperborean Ring||(Abou Risk, 2009)|