AlphaGo Plays The Game By Determining Its ‘Shape’

AlphaGo develops a kind of intuition for the game Go by continuously playing games against itself and examining its game play history. Asian Scientist Newsroom | September 1, 2016 | In the Lab AsianScientist (Sep. 1, 2016) – Researchers in China have shown how AlphaGo and artificial intelligence (AI) programs like it possess the computational architecture to handle complex problems. The work was published in the IEEE/CAA Journal of Automatica Sinica. Invented over 2,500 years ago in China, Go is a game in which two players battle for territory on a gridded board by strategically laying black or white stones. While the rules are simple, Go is vastly more complex than chess. In chess, the total number of possible games is on the order of 10100; in Go, it is…


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