Why does Facebook want the machines to win at Go?

Classic strategy games have long been bested by computers: checkers is a solved puzzle, and the machines long ago surpassed human Chess grandmasters. But thinking meat is still the master when it comes to Go—for interesting reasons that Facebook is interesting in cracking.. …researchers at Facebook are now tackling Go with an increasingly important form of artificial intelligence known as deep learning. In recent years, companies like Facebook, Google, and Microsoft have shown that deep learning is remarkably adept at recognizing photos,identifying spoken words, and translating from one language to another. To recognize a cat, for instance, a deep learning system analyzes thousands of known cat photos, feeding each into a network of machines that approximate the neural networks of the human brain. Thanks to these neural networks, your Facebook…


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