Computer beating human in ancient Chinese board game

Walking a fine line between progress and the annihilation of the human race, Google has been developing artificial intelligence programs to best humans. On the heels of terrifying developments in robotics, an artificial intelligence program developed by Google is besting its professional human competitor in an ancient Chinese board game. Go, regarded as more complex than chess according to the Associated Press, is a game where players take turns placing stones on a 19-square grid. The game has “nearly infinite” ways of playing, making it stylistically distinctive to its players and difficult for an AI system to learn. Not for AlphaGo, which is currently winning 2-0 in a five-game match with 18-time world champion Lee Sedol. Sowing the blueprint for a day when AI are capable of outperforming their puny,…


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