Deep Learning For The Win

Need a primer on Go? Check out our first in a series of blog posts this week during the big Go showdown between Google’s AlphaGo computer and Lee Sedol, Go world champion. Playing games against computer opponents isn’t such a new thing. Computer games that can regularly defeat us, however, that’s a little newer. Computer games that can regularly defeat us at so-called advanced “mind” games like checkers, chess, and Scrabble is something newer still. But a computer system that can actually beat the very best player at one of the most complex games ever devised in human history? That actually hasn’t happened yet. But it might. Very soon. With the help of deep learning. A Game Of “Profound Complexity” But first, some basics. For computers to play games, they…


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