Google’s AlphaGo Defeats Champion Player, Showing Power Of AI, Machine Learning

Google took a giant leap forward Wednesday in deep learning and artificial intelligence (AI), showing the world that AlphaGo — a program developed by its DeepMind subsidiary — can defeat a legendary Go player Se-dol in the first of five matches that began this week in Seoul, Korea. The move is reminiscent of IBM’s Watson on the U.S. game show Jeopardy.  The ancient Chinese game Go requires players to compete with black-and-white checker-like stones on a grid similar to a chess board. Go is viewed as more complex than chess because it has a far greater number of possible options for moves. In chess, the number of possible moves is about 20, whereas in Go, the average possible moves would be about 200, according to DeepMind.For advertisers, Google’s machine win…


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