Google prepares to pit its artificial intelligence software against champion of ‘world’s most difficult …

Google is preparing to pit its artificial intelligence software against the champion of a board game called Go. The software, known as AlphaGo, has been developed by researchers at DeepMind – the British company that Google bought in 2014 for £242 million. They claim it has a 99.8 per cent winning rate against other Go programmes. AlphaGo has already defeated the three-times European Go champion and Chinese professional Fan Hui in a tournament by a clean sweep of five games to nil in January. That was the first time a computer programme had defeated a professional player with no handicap, according to Google. It is now set to take on the world’s best Go player with a cool one million dollar prize pot up for grabs. The news was announced…


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