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Do Not Pass Go

AlphaGo the AI developed to play the ancient board game, Go, crushed 18-time world champion Lee Sedol and the reigning world number one player, Ke Jie. But now, an even more superior competitor is in town. AlphaGo Zero has beaten AlphaGo 100-0 after training for just a fraction of the time AlphaGo needed, and it didn’t learn from observing humans playing against each other – unlike AlphaGo. Anthony and Jeff discuss how it did it, and what it means for the future of AI.

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Today’s story: https://www.inc.com/lisa-calhoun/google-artificial-intelligence-alpha-go-zero-just-pressed-reset-on-how-we-learn.html

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