Facebook wants to use artificial intelligence to crack the game no computer has ever mastered

There’s one surefire way researchers like to test the capabilities of their artificial intelligence systems—games. Earlier this year, Google Deepmind created a computer that can learn how to play video games with no instructions. In 30 minutes, the computer became the best Space Invader player in the world. And most are familiar with the time when IBM’s Deep Blue computer beat world chess champion Garry Kasparov in 1996. But artificial intelligence has yet to tackle the game Go — an Eastern, two-player game that has more than 300 times the number of plays as chess. Facebook, though, is now attempting to do what other computers have thus far failed at and beat a human at Go for the first time ever, Wired first reported.  Go is a truly difficult game to learn…


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