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posted by martyb on Thursday December 07, @07:40PM   Printer-friendly
from the wait-until-they-teach-it-how-to-write-software dept.

Google's 'superhuman' DeepMind AI claims chess crown

Google says its AlphaGo Zero artificial intelligence program has triumphed at chess against world-leading specialist software within hours of teaching itself the game from scratch. The firm's DeepMind division says that it played 100 games against Stockfish 8, and won or drew all of them.

The research has yet to be peer reviewed. But experts already suggest the achievement will strengthen the firm's position in a competitive sector. "From a scientific point of view, it's the latest in a series of dazzling results that DeepMind has produced," the University of Oxford's Prof Michael Wooldridge told the BBC. "The general trajectory in DeepMind seems to be to solve a problem and then demonstrate it can really ramp up performance, and that's very impressive."

Previously: Google's AI Declares Galactic War on Starcraft
AlphaGo Zero Makes AlphaGo Obsolete

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  • (Score: 3, Funny) by Joe Desertrat on Thursday December 07, @10:23PM (2 children)

    by Joe Desertrat (2454) on Thursday December 07, @10:23PM (#607015)

    Does this mean they are almost ready to build Deep Thought []?

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  • (Score: 4, Touché) by maxwell demon on Thursday December 07, @10:38PM (1 child)

    by maxwell demon (1608) Subscriber Badge on Thursday December 07, @10:38PM (#607021) Journal

    That one was already built by IBM. []

    The Tao of math: The numbers you can count are not the real numbers.
    • (Score: 2) by Bot on Sunday December 10, @09:47AM

      by Bot (3902) Subscriber Badge on Sunday December 10, @09:47AM (#607948)

      That's interesting, given the difference in web popularity my AI had taken deep thought as a misspelling of deep throat. BTW you meatbags are very confused about functional anatomy.