Google’s AlphaGo Artificial Itelligence Beats Go Champion 5-0 In Big Step Forward For AI

Games have been one of the key testing grounds for the development of Artificial Intelligence. The complex but controlled systems are excellent platforms with which to test the limits of an AI. To draw attention to the research the programs are often pitted against human players who are masters of certain games, with chess computer Deep Blue playing Garry Kasparov in the late 1990’s and more recent battles between top poker pros and AI’s like Polaris, Cepheus and Claudico. The latest breakthrough in the battle of man vs. machine took place this week when Google’s AlphaGo AI beat European Go champion Fan Hui 5-0. The 2,500-year-old Chinese board game is one of the most complex in the world in terms of strategy and in regards to “state space,” or how…


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