4K

Shares

‘It’s able to create knowledge itself’: Google unveils AI that learns on its own

Shared by Radhika Narayanan | 4391 349 0 | about 2 years ago

Googles artificial intelligence group, DeepMind, has unveiled the latest incarnation of its Go-playing program, AlphaGo an AI so powerful that it derived thousands of years of human knowledge of the game before inventing better moves of its own, all in the space of three days.Named AlphaGo Zero, the AI program has been hailed as a major advance because it mastered the ancient Chinese board game from scratch, and with no human help beyond being told the rules. In games against the 2015 version, which famously beat Lee Sedol, the South Korean grandmaster, AlphaGo Zero won 100 to 0.The feat marks a milestone on the road to general-purpose AIs that can do more than thrash humans at board games. Because AlphaGo Zero learns on its own from a blank slate, its talents can now be turned to a host of real-world problems.At DeepMind, which is based in London, AlphaGo Zero is working out how proteins fold, a massive scientific challenge that could give drug discovery a sorely needed shot in the arm.

Read More On www.theguardian.com

Categories Artificial intelligence & Robotics

Links

http://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/oct/18/its-able-to-create-knowledge-itself-google-unveils-ai-learns-all-on-its-own
http://bit.ly/2xQrUU6
http://bit.ly/2yzl6Of

Peoples mentioned in this article

Places mentioned in this article

Organizations mentioned in this article

0 Votes

You must log in to post a comment

0 Comments