Artificial intelligence developed by University of Alberta graduates passes Go

A group of computing scientists led by University of Alberta grads have developed the first computer Go program capable of professional-level play. Video by Amber Bracken Share Adjust Comment Print The last bastion of human game mastery has been toppled by a computer programmed by some University of Alberta graduates. A group of computing scientists at Google DeepMind led by University of Alberta PhD graduate David Silver and former post-doctoral fellow Aja Huang have pioneered the first artificial intelligence capable of defeating experienced human players in the complex Chinese board game Go, following decades of attempts by scientists worldwide. In a game of Go, players place black and white stones on a grid with an aim to surround more territory than their opponent. With more possible board positions than atoms in…


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