Facebook’s Artificial Intelligence System Shows Off Scary Smarts in Game of ‘Go’

Facebook’s artificial intelligence system is getting so smart, it’s nearly able to beat humans at the Chinese game “Go,” which includes trillions of possible moves, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said.While computers can easily compete at the grand master level in chess, teaching a machine to win at Go has presented a unique challenge since the game has trillions of possible moves.Go, a board game that was played in ancient China, pits two players against each other. The players take turns placing black or white stones on a grid, with the object of dominating the board by surrounding the other player’s pieces. The stones can’t be moved unless they are surrounded or are captured by the other player.Zuckerberg said Facebook’s artificial intelligence researchers have built an AI system in just six months…


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