What if a robot manages your money?

Go, an ancient board game popular in China, Korea and Japan, is far more complicated and unpredictable than chess. Which is why AlphaGo’s four-to-one win against a human Go master marked a giant step in the advance of artificial intelligence. “There are only about 20 possibilities on average for a move in the case of chess, but for Go, there are about 200,” Chordio Chan, head of investment at Bank of China (Hong Kong), writes in his Hong Kong Economic Journal column. The goal of chess is more defined, which is to capture the king, but Go players place stones on the intersections of a 19 by 19 grid to compete for claiming the most territory. “It’s much more difficult to quantify the decision process,” Chan notes. “What’s so amazing…


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