AlphaGo: beating humans is one thing but to really succeed AI must work with them

‘Could AI learn to play a team eSport like League of Legends, understanding co-operation and team communication with humans?’ Photograph: Blutgruppe/Corbis “Really, the only game left after chess is Go,” was how Demis Hassabis set the scene ahead of AlphaGo’s match with world champion Lee Sedol earlier this month. Either Hassabis’s copy of the latest Street Fighter didn’t get delivered on time, or he was trying to be a little poetic to mark the occasion. Either way, you’d be forgiven for thinking there really were no games left to conquer after the media reaction to AlphaGo winning the first three games in a best-of-five against its human opponent. It’s been a curious month to be an AI researcher. Related: AlphaGo seals 4-1 victory over Go grandmaster Lee Sedol Watching the…


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