What Google Learned From Artificial Intelligence Program Defeating World Go Champion

The company’s DeepMind CEO Demis Hassabis says AlphaGo’s convincing 4-1 victory even surprised Google itself.(Photo : Google) Google’s AlphaGo artificial intelligence program took a huge step Tuesday, when it punctuated its convincing 4-1 victory over world champion Lee Sedol in Go, a game that dates back to ancient China and could be likened to a more intricate version of chess. A day after the landmark victory, Demis Hassabis, the CEO and co-founder of Google’s DeepMind, took to the company’s blog to explain what its AI learned from defeating a world Go champion with 18 international titles. “We’ve learned two important things from this experience,” Hassabis wrote. “First, this test bodes well for AI’s potential in solving other problems. AlphaGo has the ability to look “globally” across a board-and find solutions…


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