Humanity could really use a win right now, and the latest test comes out of China, where a teenager named Ke Jie—the world’s best player of the ancient game Go—is taking on Google’s ultra powerful AlphaGo computer program. Unfortunately for us humans, it’s not looking great so far.
Google’s AlphaGo made history last year by becoming the first machine to defeat a top-ranked human Go player. It was an important AI milestone, but AlphaGo isn’t getting off that easily. Next month, the expert system will partake in a five-day tournament that will pit it against China’s top Go players—including Ke…
Over the last few days, an unknown Go player named “Master” has won 60 of 61 online matches against some of the best players in the world. Google has now fessed-up, admitting that “Master” is actually the AlphaGo AI, and that it has been secretly playing humans in order to test an improved version.
Humanity has been given another chance to redeem itself: Google’s Go-playing computer will compete against the world’s best Go player, Ke Jie, before the year is out.
Earlier this month, Google’s Go-playing AI wiped the floor with the game’s existing world champion. Now, a team of engineers from China plan to challenge AlphaGo with their own artificial intelligence system.
Google’s AlphaGo has stomped to victory for a fourth time against Go world champion Lee Sedol. That makes it a resounding victory for the AI, which has won four of the five games it’s played against its human opponent.
Google’s DeepMind AI has already played four games of Go against top human Lee Sedol, and the tally is 3-1 for the machines—good for computer scientists, bad for our betting chances against Skynet. Starting at midnight tonight, mankind has one more chance to play.
It turns out that Google’s AlphaGo isn’t unstoppable. Yesterday, the AI had won three out of the five matches in its series against Lee Sedol, but today, the computer’s human opponent triumphed.
For the third time, Google’s AlphaGo has beaten Lee Sedol, the human world champion of Go. The win is an incredible demonstration of the artificial intelligence’s capabilities, and it’s a historical moment along the same lines of Deep Blue’s victory over Chess Grandmaster Garry Kasparov in 1996.
In the second of a series of matches, Google’s AI has again beaten the world champion of Go, Lee Sedol. The best-of-five tournament now requires the AI to win just once more to be crowned champion.
In the first of a series of matches, Google Deepmind’s powerful artificial intelligence AlphaGo has beaten the world champion of Go, Lee Sedol.
At this point there are more activity trackers to choose from than stars in the sky. But with its new Go, Withings has focused on two of the most important features aspiring fitness buffs will need: great battery life thanks to an E Ink display, and a prominent countdown to keep users motivated.
When you go sky-diving, there's that all-important business of making sure you don't slam into the ground, but you also have to make sure you don't slam into anything protruding out of it. This pair of urban wingsuit daredevils who dove into Rio de Janeiro came damn close to the latter when they zipped through a…
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We know that HTML 5 and stuff like Canvas, SVG, and WebGL is cool, but how cool are they? Cool enough to let you embed a message in a music video and have the band Ok Go dance it out for you.
We've all been there: About to whip your friend's ass in a not-so-friendly game of Mario Kart when you realize there's only one controller! You should have invested that $20 you blew on booze on this: Ion's portable Go Pad controller, which folds up to be the size of a golf ball, and gives you eight buttons. It's also…
I just finished groping the PSP Go! After a few minutes with the new handheld, I know why Sony is keeping the classic PSP intact. Updated with video.