Google artificial intelligence beat human grand master at Go

A Google artificial intelligence called AlphaGo beat a human grand master at the demanding game of Go – a game of profound complexity which originated in China over 2,500 years ago. The game is much tougher than chess for computers because of the number of ways a match can play out. According to Google’s DeepMind Division, the artificial intelligence beat its human opponent, seen as a grand master, five games to nil. One independent expert was stunned, and called it a major breakthrough for artificial intelligence (AI) “potentially with far-reaching consequences.” The game ‘Go’ originated in ancient China over 2,500 years ago, and is the oldest board game still played today. For an AI, it is considerably harder to play than chess because there are 10170 ways things can play…


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