Machines that learn: The origin story of artificial intelligence (Christian Science Monitor)

Christian Science Monitor: Machines that learn: The origin story of artificial intelligence. “Lee Sedol, a world champion in the Chinese strategy board game Go, faced a new kind of adversary at a 2016 match in Seoul. Developers at DeepMind, an artificial intelligence startup acquired by Google, had fed 30 million Go moves into a deep neural network. Their creation, dubbed AlphaGo, then figured out which moves worked by playing millions of games against itself, learning at a faster rate than any human ever could. The match, which AlphaGo won 4 to 1, ‘was the moment when the new movement in artificial intelligence exploded into the public consciousness,’ technology journalist Cade Metz writes in his engaging new book, ‘Genius Makers: The Mavericks Who Brought AI to Google, Facebook, and the World.'”

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