China wants a ‘Go’ at Google’s DeepMind

A group from China says it wants to build an AI to challenge the Google DeepMind AlphaGo system. According to a Reuters and Shanghai Securities News report, the Chinese Association for Artificial Intelligence and the Chinese Go Association plan to challenge AlphaGo to a computer-versus-computer Go match. The report did not give the name of China’s Go-playing AI or how far along development of the system is, but reported a challenge to AlphaGo would be made by the end of the year. The news was announced as Google CEO Sundar Pichal visited a Go school in China as part of a tour of the country. The AlphaGo program, based on Google’s DeepMind computer learning system, achieved fame earlier this month when it routed the world’s top Go player in a…

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