Google’s AlphaGo Defeats Human Master of Ancient Game

Friday, 29 January, 2016 In Other News

Research at Google on Wednesday announced that AlphaGo has become the first computer software system to beat a human at the ancient game of Go. There are more possible positions in Go than there are the number of atoms in the universe, and it has a googol more positions than chess, Google pointed out. That complexity makes it difficult for computers to play Go. Traditional artificial intelligence methods can’t handle Go, so Google researchers combined an advanced tree search with two deep neural networks to create AlphaGo.