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Cooperative AI Beats Humans at Quake CTF

Who said that only humans can collaborate? AI not only managed to break this barrier too, but it also managed to beat humans at their very own game.

Fun aside, Capture the Flag competitions are difficult to win even for humans. In a competition like this, each competing team comprising of two or more teammates occupies a basecamp identified by a distinct flag. The team has to protect its flag at all cost, but at the same time capture and hold the other teams' flags in order to win the competition. It's the exact same thing happening when a country gets conquered, the winner folding the home flag to replace it with its own symbol. In tech slang, that's the definition of 'owned'.

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