Skip to main content

Thank you for visiting You are using a browser version with limited support for CSS. To obtain the best experience, we recommend you use a more up to date browser (or turn off compatibility mode in Internet Explorer). In the meantime, to ensure continued support, we are displaying the site without styles and JavaScript.

  • Nature Video

DeepMind’s new AI masters the online game StarCraft II

Google’s DeepMind artificial intelligence researchers have already mastered games like Pong, Chess and Go but their latest triumph is on another planet. AlphaStar is an artificial intelligence trained to play the science fiction video game StarCraft II. After besting two professional players in January 2019, DeepMind took AlphaStar to face off against members of the public and achieved GrandMaster level.



Nature Careers


Nature Briefing

Sign up for the Nature Briefing newsletter — what matters in science, free to your inbox daily.

Get the most important science stories of the day, free in your inbox. Sign up for Nature Briefing


Quick links