Google achieves AI ‘breakthrough’ by beating Go champion

Google achieves AI ‘breakthrough’ by beating Go champion 27 January 2016 From the section Technology Media captionGoogle’s DeepMind division has achieved a landmark in AIA Google artificial intelligence program has beaten the European champion of the board game Go.The Chinese game is viewed as a much tougher challenge than chess for computers because there are many more ways a Go match can play out.The tech company’s DeepMind division said its software had beaten its human rival five games to nil.One independent expert called it a breakthrough for AI with potentially far-reaching consequences.The achievement was announced to coincide with the publication of a paper, in the scientific journal Nature, detailing the techniques used. Earlier on Wednesday, Facebook’s chief executive had said its own AI project had been “getting close” to beating…


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