AI On Course To Out-Smart Humanity It Isn’t Looking Good For Us

IMG_0356In the first game of his match with AlphaGo—the Go-playing machine built by researchers at Google’s DeepMind lab—Chinese grandmaster Ke Jie opened with a move straight from the playbook of his artificially intelligent opponent. He aimed to beat AlphaGo with its own unusual style of play. But the gambit didn’t work out. After four hours and fifteen minutes of play, the 19-year-old grandmaster resigned, and AlphaGo grabbed a 1–0 lead in this best-of-three match. Last year, in South Korea, AlphaGo topped the Korean grandmaster Lee Sedol, becoming the first machine to beat a professional Go player……Read More