A Google AI program just beat a human champion at the ‘most complex game ever devised’

Goban1 In what may be one of the biggest achievements in artificial intelligence since IBM’s Deep Blue computer beat World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov in 1997, a computer program developed by the British AI company Google DeepMind has beaten the reigning European champion in the game of Go. The program, dubbed AlphaGo, beat the human European Go champion Fan Hui by 5 games to 0, on a full-sized Go board with no handicap — a feat thought to be at least a decade away, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature. The AI also won more than 99% of the games it played against other Go-playing programs. In March, the AI program will go head-to-head with the world’s top Go player, Lee Sedol, in Seoul, Korea. Eventually,…


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