Stranger than fiction

Stranger than fiction Premium07 April 2016 | by Daniel O’Leary | Comments: 0 Huge claims are being made for artificial intelligence and the development of robots that can think and feel. Some say it will transform our world for good, others for ill. But it should help us appreciate what it means to be human On 9 March AlphaGo, a computer program designed by the British Artificial Intelligence company DeepMind, beat Lee Sedol, the world’s top-rated Go player. Go is an ancient chess-type Chinese board game.Why was this event so widely reported in social media? Because, as the Times leader said: “The computer was not programmed how to play the game; it taught itself … AlphaGo can act, but it can also react. It can use intuition and anticipate the…


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