Google’s DeepMind Artificial Intelligence Could Next Take On StarCraft

Having beaten the world’s No. 1 Go player in the opening two games of a five-game series this week, the people behind Google’s artificial intelligence division DeepMind are already looking for its next challenge — and that could be the complex real-time strategy game StarCraft. Speaking after DeepMind’s AlphaGo program defeated Lee Sedol for the first time on Wednesday, co-founder Demis Hassabis was asked what was next for his artificial intelligence algorithm and he indicated that playing the multiplayer game was a possibility. “I think for perfect information games, Go is the pinnacle,” Hassabis told the Verge. “Certainly there are still other top Go players to play. There are other games — no-limit poker is very difficult, multiplayer has its challenges because it’s an imperfect information game. And then there are obviously all…


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