AI-based AlphaGo beats professional Go players

A team of researchers with Google’s Deep Mind have developed artificial intelligence-powered player AlphaGo that beat professional Go players. The game was developed by computing scientists at the organization led by University of Alberta graduates including David Silver and former UAlberta postdoctorate fellow Aja Huang. As it goes, the AI player managed to achieve a whopping 99.8 per cent win rate against other Go programs and even managed to beat the human European Go champion by five games to zero. Go is a board game with roots in China and though it is thousands of years old, the game is still one of the most played across the globe. One of the key features of the game is the enormous number of legal moves and possible games and this is the reason…


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