Google hooked us on the geekiest game you’ve never heard of

Deep in the action of the Google DeepMind Challenge, pitting Artificial Intelligence against human intellect. Screenshot by Claire Reilly/CNET The jocks of the world thought the End of Days would come with explosions, bravado and full-camouflage utility belts. But the rise of the machines is currently playing out in the Four Seasons Hotel in Seoul, and it’s being led by possibly two of the nerdiest groups known to man.It’s Match 1 of the Google DeepMind Challenge: AI versus human, a slow-paced, four-hour battle of strategy, complex algorithms and black and white tiles. We know what you’re thinking: Time to clear your schedule and start heating the snacks.If you haven’t heard of Go, you’re not alone. Largely played in China, Korea and Japan, the ancient board game requires two players taking…


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