[Link] AlphaGo: Mastering the ancient game of Go with Machine Learning

Deep­Mind’s go AI, called AlphaGo, has beaten the Euro­pean cham­pion with a score of 5-0. A match against top ranked hu­man, Lee Se-dol, is sched­uled for March.

Games are a great test­ing ground for de­vel­op­ing smarter, more flex­ible al­gorithms that have the abil­ity to tackle prob­lems in ways similar to hu­mans. Creat­ing pro­grams that are able to play games bet­ter than the best hu­mans has a long history


But one game has thwarted A.I. re­search thus far: the an­cient game of Go.