Google AI algorithm masters ancient game of Go

  title={Google AI algorithm masters ancient game of Go},
  author={Elizabeth Gibney},
  • E. Gibney
  • Published 28 January 2016
  • Computer Science
  • Nature
STRATEGY Chess is less complex than Go, but it still has too many possible configurations to solve by brute force alone. Instead, programs cut down their searches by looking a few turns ahead and judging which player would have the upper hand. In Go, recognizing winning and losing positions is much harder: stones have equal values and can have subtle impacts far across the board. To interpret Go boards and to learn the best possible moves, the AlphaGo program applied deep learning in neural… 

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