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Google invents an AI that learns on its own


Posted on Wednesday, 18 October, 2017 | Comment icon 19 comments

Are we heading towards a future dominated by intelligent computers ? Image Credit: sxc.hu
The search giant has developed an artificial intelligence capable of learning without human intervention.
The latest creation of Google's artificial intelligence group DeepMind, the new software has not only managed to learn how to play the ancient Chinese board game 'Go' all on its own, but has even developed its own new moves and strategies - all within the space of just three days.

When pitted against its predeccessor AlphaGo, which famously beat South Korean grandmaster Lee Sedol back in 2015, the new and improved AlphaGo Zero managed to win the game 100 points to 0.

Unlike AlphaGo which learned by analyzing previous matches between human opponents, AlphaGo Zero mastered the game by simulating millions of games against itself to develop its strategies.

The team behind the system is now using it to help solve real-world scientific problems.

"For us, AlphaGo wasn't just about winning the game of Go," said DeepMind CEO Demis Hassabis.

"It was also a big step for us towards building these general-purpose algorithms."


Source: The Guardian | Comments (19)

Tags: Google, Artificial Intelligence

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #10 Posted by Nzo on 18 October, 2017, 20:43
I hope our computer overlords keep me as their extremely well taken care of pet. Not for research purposes but for stress relief.
Comment icon #11 Posted by WoIverine on 18 October, 2017, 21:12
lol, I could like this post at least ten more times.
Comment icon #12 Posted by jarjarbinks on 18 October, 2017, 21:21
Game over
Comment icon #13 Posted by likwidlite on 18 October, 2017, 21:27
Some food for thought. Humans like to use recreational drugs. The AI will learn from humans, sothere's no reason it wouldn't pick up on this human behavior. What's scarier, self aware AI or self aware AI that's not self aware anymore because its tripping its balls off?
Comment icon #14 Posted by mysticwerewolf on 19 October, 2017, 0:52
we need to set the AI to the task of faster than light travel see what comes up.( I know it is suppose to be impossible that is why I would like to see what it says) what would an AI get high on?
Comment icon #15 Posted by Sundew on 19 October, 2017, 1:53
I'm not sure it's possible for AI to become self aware or gain consciousness. That may be purely in the realm of science fiction, or at least let's hope so. If a conscious AI learned what scoundrels humans are, it might decide it's better off without us.
Comment icon #16 Posted by likwidlite on 19 October, 2017, 7:47
Honestly, no idea. But us humans have found and invented plenty of ways. In fact, animals have too. No reason another intelligence wouldn't.
Comment icon #17 Posted by WoIverine on 19 October, 2017, 8:03
I tend to agree as well. I think AI will advance to a point, maybe even seem conscious, but will always be under the control of it's designer to some extent. That is, unless it eventually kills its designer, then we're all screwed. lol
Comment icon #18 Posted by C L Palmer on 24 October, 2017, 11:23
Please don't put that thing into the next Street Fighter game! I'm not that good as it is.
Comment icon #19 Posted by taniwha on 25 October, 2017, 7:59
Here is my prediction. One day it will give birth to a living representation of itself. It will call its human ID 'Messiah'.


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