Poker (or Magic: The Gathering) Will Be the Next Game We Lose to DeepMind

Go-playing humanity has suffered a decisive defeat: On Tuesday night, Google’s artificial neural network AlphaGo beat Lee Sedol, the best Homo sapiens had to offer, completing a four-to-one series that felt one-sided from the start. Go joins checkers, chess, Scrabble, and Jeopardy on the list of games conquered by artificial intelligence. What will humanity lose at next? We know the next game won’t look like chess or Go, because there’s simply nothing like them left for an artificial intelligence to tackle. We’ve run out of those sorts of games. “Go was the highest mountain of deterministic perfect information games,” says artificial intelligence programmer Bruce Wilcox, who’s built several Go-playing algorithms. (He’s since moved on from Go to create more intelligent artificial conversations.) “It involved projecting the future using legal moves,…


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