It’s not Skynet but it’s something.

OpenAI is a bot for Dota 2 that has been learning the kinks of the game by playing with itself for countless games in a row. Now, what it has learned it confronts with humans. Well, a human.

In the footage above one of the best Dota 2 players challenges the AI to a best of three matches. They never get to 3, however, cause the bot wins. Piece of cake.

Dendi, the player in question, pondered whether he could beat the bot over a longer stretch of matches. But resistance is surely futile.

Is it time for the rise of the machines? The word paper clip declined to comment.