With artificial intelligence having beaten humans in board games, what’s next?

When a person’s intelligence is tested, there are exams. IQ tests, general knowledge quizzes, SATs.When artificial intelligence is tested, there are games. Checkers, chess, Go. But what happens when computer programs beat humans at all of those games? This is the question AI experts must ask after a Google-developed program called AlphaGo defeated a world champion Go player in two consecutive matches this week.Long a yardstick for advances in AI, the era of board game testing has come to an end, said Murray Campbell, an IBM research scientist who was part of the team that developed Deep Blue, the first computer program to beat a world chess champion. “Games are fun and they’re easy to measure,” said Campbell. “It’s clear who won and who lost, and you always have the…


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