Google DeepMind AI defeats Go board game champion

This is not only an important milestone in the development of AI but also a feather in Google’s cap in beating ‘The Unbeatable Game’ In a week that saw AI pioneer Marvin Minsky’s sad demise at the age of 88, it’s only fair that the world was graced with an artificial intelligence breakthrough unlike any other. An announcement that Google’s DeepMind AI has beaten a champion Go player – a human – for the very first time ever. Why is this a big deal? Well, Go – the 2500 year old ancient Chinese board game – is one of the toughest games to crack by AI algorithm standards. Artificial intelligence experts have used Go as the holy grail for AI programs to find and best, simply because how difficult the…


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