The computer that mastered Go



Go is an ancient Chinese board game, often viewed as the game computers could never play. Now researchers from Google-owned company DeepMind have proven the naysayers wrong, creating an artificial intelligence – called AlphaGo – which has beaten a professional Go player for the first time. In this Nature Video, we go behind the scenes to learn about the game, the programme and what this means for the future of AI.

Read the original research paper at https://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v529/n7587/full/nature16961.html

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38 thoughts on “The computer that mastered Go

  • October 22, 2017 at 12:04 am
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    Incidentaly, the AI was also possessed with the spirit of an ancient Go master who wanted to play the perfect game.

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  • October 22, 2017 at 12:04 am
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    You know, what would have been a much better feature to develop is if the computer could generate UNIQUE game concept and rule sets each single time. That way once the people learn the rules they don't have time to become proficient at the game so when they play that would be a better measurement of some type of intelligence as opposed to acquired skill.

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  • October 22, 2017 at 12:04 am
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    In terms of punishment i think Chess is alot more heavy than Go.

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  • October 22, 2017 at 12:04 am
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    After the computer beats the human what last actions remain?
    A. The defeated human leaves.
    B. The computer terminates the defeated human opponent
    Or…

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  • October 22, 2017 at 12:04 am
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    Why would anyone think it was okay to create a robot that thinks like a human

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  • October 22, 2017 at 12:04 am
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    "More configuartions than there are atoms in the universe"… Umm dude?! I don't think you have ANY idea of how MANY atoms there are out there! They are countless! I mean only a human could have more atoms than this game has configuartions!

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  • October 22, 2017 at 12:04 am
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    All the go videos on here are useless just people gassing on why isn't there a get to the point example game with all the terms explained this is so hard to get into

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  • October 22, 2017 at 12:04 am
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    For humans the whole "which game is more complex?" argument is totally pointless. These game tree complexity numbers are unimaginably vast to our brains. BTW I have studied and played both Chess and Go for many years and so far I can say I've learned about 100 strategic and tactical concepts in chess. With Go I've learned maybe 40 or so. So I feel that overall Go is actually a simpler game than chess. It's also worth pointing out that computers got better at Chess before Go because there has been far more effort and money put into chess playing programs than Go! Chess was seen as a perfect subject for artificial intelligence by pioneers of AI most of whom were from Western countries.

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  • October 22, 2017 at 12:04 am
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    even if alphago won the mathes, humans just have to find the weakness in
    the algorithm, then, computer will always lose, computer doesnt
    understand concept of left or right, let alone a line. 1st, give the go
    player a simple calcuator too that just does find some number, but it
    wont tell the strategy. it is like computer games, no matter how strong
    your computer made enemies are, they always form a habit. you keep
    playing against the computer to find the habit, then you say… ah ha,
    now i know, if i move to the left 2 times and to the right 5 times,,
    then computer always sends 2 units there x location. then you use that
    against the computer all the way. computer does a habit, they will never
    understand the strategy. the flow of computer is a linear .. always a
    linear, because the current flow is linear.

    let alphago online, until we can find its habit.

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  • October 22, 2017 at 12:04 am
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    eh, the only good spot is one where people are punching each other………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..maybe

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  • October 22, 2017 at 12:04 am
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    computers can control RTS games that have more billions of times of more game states than this game, and they can beat the best humans in the world can't they?

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  • October 22, 2017 at 12:04 am
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    100 years later – "Humanity is obsolete. Extermination protocol initiated."

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  • October 22, 2017 at 12:04 am
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    How can you know how many atoms there are in the universe? Sounds like BS to me.

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  • October 22, 2017 at 12:04 am
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    Soon, there will be a game where players are trainers and players are AI. Who can train the best AI to beat another AI.

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  • October 22, 2017 at 12:04 am
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    4:05 A computer program that can beat high level go players is a very good achievement, the developers should be proud. But in what way is it akin to imagination? It's an algorithm, it computes numbers, it is only useful in a particular sets of conditions. Imagination is orders of magnitude more general.

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  • October 22, 2017 at 12:04 am
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    Come on. This game have a limited moves anyway… I mean is not like a chess, so if managed to calculate the full move you have sloved the game(at least from this length of board)

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  • October 22, 2017 at 12:04 am
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    He's one of the strongest chess players in the world" He's a 2200 CM………….

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