Al still far from outsmarting human even if it conquers Go

By beating a top professional Go player twice in a five-game contest of Go, Google’s AlphaGo program is on track to achieve a major milestone in artificial intelligence (AI). But does that mean computers are now smart enough to beat us in everything? Experts say that is obviously not the case. South Korean Lee Se-dol is considered the most successful Go player in the past decade. But just after two games of the machine-vs-human Go series, AlphaGo has already gained the upper hand — it only has to win once more to claim victory. The odds are in machine’s favor. AlphaGo’s victory “seems very likely now,” said Felix Hill, an AI researcher at the University of Cambridge’s Computer Laboratory. “Once it is clear that the computer is capable of playing…


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