AI a Go

The Chinese board game, Go.Anthony looks at Google’s breakthrough and discusses what it could mean for the capital markets. In October, a major breakthrough occurred in the world of artificial intelligence ─ a computer bested a human in the 2,500-year-old Chinese board game, Go. The findings from that contest were released this week in the scientific journal Nature. Google researchers in England developed the program ─ AlphaGo ─ and pitted it against European Go champion Fan Hui. They played five formal games (which have longer time controls) and five informal games (which have shorter time controls). AlphaGo won the formal game 5-0, and bested Hui in the informal games 3-2. Related articles This is a breakthrough because Go is considered incredibly complex. While a game like chess features on average…

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