How Google’s DeepMind beat the game of Go, which is even more complex than chess

The game of Go Image: iStock / zilli “We have a new approach to organizing science,” Demis Hassabis told a packed room at AAAI-16, the annual conference for the Association for Artificial Intelligence in Phoenix, Arizona. Hassabis is the head of DeepMind, founded in 2010 and bought by Google in 2014 for $625 million. The mission of his company, he said, is to “solve intelligence.” More about Innovation In January 2016, DeepMind achieved a major victory towards this goal—AlphaGo, a division of the company, beat the ancient Chinese game Go. The win came about ten years before experts predicted it would, said Hassabis. Deep Blue, an artificial intelligence developed by IBM, famously mastered chess in 1996 when it beat world champion Garry Kasparov. But Deep Blue, Hassabis pointed out, still…


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