Google Has The Lead In Artificial Intelligence

Last week, Alphabet/Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) subsidiary DeepMind made a splash in the research community by publishing their work on AlphaGo, an artificial intelligence engine that can beat expert human players in the game of Go. From DeepMind’s website: The game of Go is widely viewed as an unsolved “grand challenge” for artificial intelligence. Despite decades of work, the strongest computer Go programs still only play at the level of human amateurs. In this paper we describe our Go program, AlphaGo. This program was based on general-purpose AI methods, using deep neural networks to mimic expert players, and further improving the program by learning from games played against itself. AlphaGo won over 99% of games against the strongest other Go programs. It also defeated the human European champion by 5-0 in…


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