HIRO was already unbeatable when it comes to facing off against the “AI” opponents built-in to Freeciv that ship with the game (which is more than I can say for myself, and despite not having extra info like the built-in AI), but this is the first time that it’s been able to beat human players. It’s still not able to best all human opposition, but it’s still a marked indicator of progress for the platform.
Playing games like a pro is great, but it’s not HIRO’s only purpose – the AI service is primarily offered by Arago to enterprises who are looking to improve their IT automation across their business, and HIRO is used in that capacity to boost a company’s own human IT experts, and help make them and itself better over time.
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TechChrunch.com, 06 December2016