Granite Geek: A Game-Playing Program That Learns Like a Human

Artificial intelligence has come a long way in the past few decades, and recently it’s taken a step forward that has left some folks feeling a little dismayed. A computer program is now able to beat the best Go players in the world—something it hasn’t been able to do before. And it did so by learning. The computer was able to study millions of examples of the game and learn how to beat human competitors. NHPR’s Peter Biello spoke with David Brooks, a reporter for The Concord Monitor and writer at Granitegeek.org, about “deep learning.”  I don’t mean to make light of the potential dangers of artificial intelligence, but people like Stephen Hawking have said that the fact of computers being able to learn quote “could spell the end of…


Link to Full Article: Granite Geek: A Game-Playing Program That Learns Like a Human