Following Artificial Intelligence Breakthrough, European Go Champion Loses Against Computer

For the first time ever, a computer has beaten a professional Go player, Fan Hui. This is a major breakthrough when it comes to artificial intelligence and neural networks, as beating top Go players has been the last symbolical challenge.Google DeepMind’s AlphaGo is much more sophisticated than IBMs Deep Blue, the chess-playing computer developed by IBM. Arguably, we’re now living in a golden age of artificial intelligence. Go is a board game for two players. Despite its relatively simple rules and the fact that Go has been around for 2,500 years, top players are still looking for the best strategies. In particular, every time you play, there are hundreds of possible moves. Players are talking about finding the most elegant shape to build territories. In many ways, compared to chess,…


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