DailyDirt: AlphaGo Plays Better Go Than Puny Humans...

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In case you missed it, humanity has been dealt a decisive intellectual blow by a go-playing computer program called AlphaGo. We mentioned AlphaGo back in January when Google announced that it had defeated European Go champion Fan Hui and was challenging Lee Sedol next. So now that the results are in, AlphaGo has shown the world that artificial intelligence can best the best of humanity at our most difficult games. We've seen this already with chess, and if you don't remember, people tried to make a variant of chess called Arimaa that humans could hold up as a game people could win over computers (ahem, that didn't work). We still have Calvinball, Diplomacy and certain forms of poker.... After you've finished checking out those links, take a look at our Daily Deals for cool gadgets and other awesome stuff.

Filed Under: ai, algorithms, alphago, arimaa, artificial intelligence, chess, fan hui, feng-hsiung hsu, game algorithms, games, go, lee sedol
Companies: deepmind, google


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    David, 17 Mar 2016 @ 1:19am

    Re: AlphaGo for president!

    You mean, you'd trust a computer programmer or team thereof.

    However, the computer/program would be vulnerable to malware: you'd need constant monitoring and maintenance. And with maintenance, it (or rather its programmers) would become vulnerable to power poisoning like human presidents.

    Of course, these days the race is long over by the time someone is candidate. If you're born with a wooden spoon in your mouth like Eisenhower was, you don't stand much of a chance.

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