[Link] AlphaGo: Mastering the ancient game of Go with Machine Learning

by ESRogs 4y27th Jan 20161 min read122 comments


DeepMind's go AI, called AlphaGo, has beaten the European champion with a score of 5-0. A match against top ranked human, Lee Se-dol, is scheduled for March.


Games are a great testing ground for developing smarter, more flexible algorithms that have the ability to tackle problems in ways similar to humans. Creating programs that are able to play games better than the best humans has a long history


But one game has thwarted A.I. research thus far: the ancient game of Go.