Google Creates AI To Master The Ancient Game Of Go

Go is an ancient Chinese board game dating back over 2,500 years. It is a simple to learn strategy board game played on a 19×19 grid where players take turns placing a black or white stone down. If you surround all of the opponent’s stones in a group then you capture them and remove them from the board. The end goal is to control a majority of the board to win. With the rules as simple as they are the game is almost infinitely complex. The total number of possible positions for the board would be: 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000. That is 171 zeros if you were curious, and also is a higher number than the amount of atoms in the universe. There are so many more outcomes when compared to chess as…


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