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webDip makes international news: Science!!!

#1 Post by zultar » Tue Nov 22, 2022 4:20 pm

Hi y'all,

I have the pleasure of announcing that webDip has made international news. The Meta team has been working with us to create an AI that can play press games. Their research has been published in the prestigious Science magazine/journal:
https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/science.ade9097

Cicero has played 40 press games here at webDip and has played very well. Players could not basically tell that they were playing against an AI. Well, our Skynet overlord is here but at least it is here first at webDip!!!!

Here is a more general description of it:
https://www.science.org/content/article ... omacy-game

Congrats to the Meta team and our site.
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#2 Post by zultar » Tue Nov 22, 2022 4:21 pm

However, Cicero is still not as good as our own AI, jmo. So there is nothing to worry about.
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#3 Post by Jamiet99uk » Tue Nov 22, 2022 4:28 pm

What username did it use?

Not this one clearly:
https://www.webdiplomacy.net/userprofil ... serID=1628

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#4 Post by umbletheheep » Tue Nov 22, 2022 5:07 pm

Will Cicero become a bot you are able to play against here?
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#5 Post by MerryBBuck » Tue Nov 22, 2022 5:19 pm

Congrats to the Meta AI team for the achievement.

I was suspicious when playing against it. The bot always wrote complete sentences to me, including correct punctuation and capitalization.
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#6 Post by Aristocrat » Tue Nov 22, 2022 5:50 pm

Jamiet99uk wrote:
Tue Nov 22, 2022 4:28 pm
What username did it use?

Not this one clearly:
https://www.webdiplomacy.net/userprofil ... serID=1628
Best I can tell it used multiple names. Froggo43 being one.

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#7 Post by JECE » Tue Nov 22, 2022 5:59 pm

MerryBBuck wrote:
Tue Nov 22, 2022 5:19 pm
Congrats to the Meta AI team for the achievement.

I was suspicious when playing against it. The bot always wrote complete sentences to me, including correct punctuation and capitalization.
Sheesh, I guess that I'm an AI too! :lol: Maybe something else tipped you off too?
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#8 Post by Marshal_Law » Tue Nov 22, 2022 6:39 pm

It’s franz_broseph and SchmendrickTheMagician

You can tell because the GitHub uses the Game IDs and country.
https://github.com/facebookresearch/dip ... cted_games

So if you played in any of those games, your conversations with the bots are now public
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#9 Post by Marshal_Law » Tue Nov 22, 2022 7:48 pm

Correction: Meta only published the conversations for which they got consent to do so.
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#10 Post by Doom427 » Tue Nov 22, 2022 8:12 pm

That's crazy that we finally have an AI that can chat. Curious if I've played with it any time

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#11 Post by dipperjay » Tue Nov 22, 2022 11:26 pm

This is awesome, congratulations Meta team, and WebDip as well.

I played in one of the blitz press games and I had no idea. By the way, FWIW, I happen to be a scientist and the Science journal is among the very top ranked ones.
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#12 Post by bo_sox48 » Tue Nov 22, 2022 11:45 pm

This is the AI user, by the way.
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#13 Post by kestasjk » Tue Nov 22, 2022 11:55 pm

Congrats to the Meta team! it's not just the Zuckerverse they do some very cool stuff too. Look forward to reading and digesting this properly

I asked whether we'd be able to get it running permanently and was told the AI needed 56 GPUs to run.. so it'll be a while before you can play against a full press AI on play.webdiplomacy.net :( (hopefully not too long though.. I really want that functionality)
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#14 Post by JECE » Wed Nov 23, 2022 12:36 am

bo_sox48 wrote:
Tue Nov 22, 2022 11:45 pm
This is the AI user, by the way.
I forgot about Tettleton's Chew, ha ha. Almost fits! 41 games to Cicero's 40.
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#15 Post by JECE » Wed Nov 23, 2022 12:54 am

JECE wrote:
Wed Nov 23, 2022 12:36 am
bo_sox48 wrote:
Tue Nov 22, 2022 11:45 pm
This is the AI user, by the way.
I forgot about Tettleton's Chew, ha ha. Almost fits! 41 games to Cicero's 40.
In other news, doing some digging to try and see if I ever interacted with Tettleton's Chew let me know that Maniac invited me to a game nine years ago:
https://www.webdiplomacy.net/forum.php?threadID=805926

Oops.
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#16 Post by Peregrine Falcon » Wed Nov 23, 2022 2:05 am

This is fascinating and impressive! I'm happy to see webDip collaborating on these projects!
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#17 Post by JECE » Wed Nov 23, 2022 6:31 pm

JECE wrote:
Wed Nov 23, 2022 12:54 am
JECE wrote:
Wed Nov 23, 2022 12:36 am
bo_sox48 wrote:
Tue Nov 22, 2022 11:45 pm
This is the AI user, by the way.
I forgot about Tettleton's Chew, ha ha. Almost fits! 41 games to Cicero's 40.
In other news, doing some digging to try and see if I ever interacted with Tettleton's Chew let me know that Maniac invited me to a game nine years ago:
https://www.webdiplomacy.net/forum.php?threadID=805926

Oops.
Double oops: it was actually eleven years ago, ha ha
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#18 Post by bo_sox48 » Thu Nov 24, 2022 1:58 pm

bo_sox48 wrote:
Tue Nov 22, 2022 11:45 pm
This is the AI user, by the way.
I could have rickrolled so many people
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#19 Post by Claesar » Fri Nov 25, 2022 10:58 am

I had no idea I was playing a bot in the 6 games I played against it! Very impressive communication.

Yes, it always replied with good grammar and interpunction. I typically do as well, and several others players do too. It didn't strike me as a tell.
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#20 Post by TheFlyingBoat » Fri Nov 25, 2022 11:41 pm

Claesar wrote:
Fri Nov 25, 2022 10:58 am
I had no idea I was playing a bot in the 6 games I played against it! Very impressive communication.

Yes, it always replied with good grammar and interpunction. I typically do as well, and several others players do too. It didn't strike me as a tell.
Glad you enjoyed playing against it! It was a ton of fun working on the project!
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