Tech: How does AI work?

AlphaGo is an artificial intelligence program that uses advanced learning algorithms to help it beat an 18-time world champion at a board game. In the last few weeks, an artificial intelligence (AI) program has been competing with a world champion board game player, showing off the strong advances Google has made in artificial intelligence. The AI, named AlphaGo, beat 18-time world Go champion Lee Sedol in a series of five Go matches, and showed the world how advanced AI research is, according to the MIT Technology Review website. AlphaGo showed off some different learning techniques used by an AI, such as deep learning and a tree-search. Using these techniques in a complex game shows how intelligent the AI is, although it has more room to grow, according to the site.…


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