Go, Marvin Minsky, and the Chasm that AI Hasn’t Yet Crossed

Go, Marvin Minsky, and the Chasm that AI Hasn’t Yet Crossed An expert in AI separates fact from hype in the wake of DeepMind’s victory over humans in the most challenging game of all In the very same week that Artificial Intelligence lost one of its greatest pioneers, Marvin Minsky, it saw major progress on a decades-old challenge of playing human-level Go. There is much to shout about, but also a lot of hype and confusion about what we just saw. With so much at stake as people try to handicap the future of AI, and what it means for the future of employment and possibly even the human race, it’s important to understand what was and was not yet accomplished. Fact: The paper published yesterday in Nature by DeepMind…


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