AlphaGo’s unusual moves prove its AI prowess, experts say

AlphaGo is seen as higher on the scale in AI than Deep Blue Go player Lee Sedol speaks to reporters in Seoul, South Korea, on March 10, 2016, after losing the second of a series of five games against Google DeepMind’s AlphaGo program. Credit: Google DeepMind/IDG News Service IDG News Service Mar 14, 2016 2:48 AM Playing against a top Go player, Google DeepMind’s AlphaGo artificial-intelligence program has puzzled commentators with moves that are often described as “beautiful,” but do not fit into the usual human style of play. Artificial-intelligence experts think these moves reflect a key AI strength of AlphaGo, its ability to learn from its experience. Such moves cannot be produced by just incorporating human knowledge, said Doina Precup, associate professor in the School of Computer Science at…


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