Where does AlphaGo go?

IMAGE: Go: a game of complexity and a symbol for unity of contradiction. view more On March 15, 2016, Lee Sodol, an 18-time world champion of the ancient Chinese board game of Go, was defeated by AlphaGo, a computer program. The event is one of the most historic in the field of artificial intelligence since Deep Blue bested chess Grandmaster Garry Kasparov in the late 1990s. The difference is that AlphaGo may represent an even bigger turning point in AI research. As outlined in a recently published paper, AlphaGo and programs like it possess the computational architecture to handle complex problems that lie well beyond the game table. Invented over twenty-five hundred years ago in China, Go is a game in which two players battle for territory on a gridded board…

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