• First AlphaGo; Now AlphaZero: What DeepMind's New Game-Playing A.I. Is Capable Of

    8 days ago - By Fortune

    By playing against itself, DeepMind's latest game-playing artificial intelligence , AlphaZero, has mastered not one but three games: chess, shogi, and Go. In an earlier iteration of the software, called AlphaGo, DeepMind researchers combined human guidance and machine learning to defeat the world's best Go players. Now the software has proved itself able to master more than one game: a first according to DeepMind.
    In a paper in Science Thursday, DeepMind researchers report that AlphaZero beat the best-known chess and shogi software programs, called Stockfish and Fritz.
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