Researchers’ AlphaGo program can learn to take a human-style approach to problem-solving …

Finally, a machine has goed where no machine has goed before. For the first time, researchers have developed a computer program that can beat a professional human player at the venerable and fiendishly subtle game of Go. The feat is being hailed as a breakthrough, not just because it topples a long-standing challenge to artificial intelligence, but also because of the human-like way that the winning computer program achieved its mastery of the game. Scientists say the development opens up new possibilities for the burgeoning field of deep learning, a branch of computer science whose foundations were partly laid by Canadian researchers. In the future, the approach could revolutionize tasks as diverse as smartphone assistance and medical diagnostics to more general and challenging tasks involving computers that can perceive and plan. “Because the methods…


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