Facebook builds AI to beat humans at “GO”

Facebook builds AI to beat humans at “GO” Nov 04, 2015 Rishan Hannan Local, News Ticker, Science & Technology 0 Facebook is now tackling a problem that has evaded computer scientists for decades: how to build software that can beat humans at Go, the 2,500-year-old strategy board game. Because of Go’s structure — you place black or white stones at the intersection of lines on a 19-by-19 grid — the game has more possible permutations than chess, despite its simple ruleset. The number of possible arrangements makes it difficult to design systems that can look far enough into the future to adequately assess a good play in the way humans can. “We’re pretty sure the best [human] players end up looking at visual patterns, looking at the visuals of the board…


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