In just a few hours, DeepMind's AI AlphaZero learn to master both chess and shogi, beating top chess software Stockfish and Elmo without domain knowledge.
While Artificial Intelligence is fascinating, incredible and all sorts of other shiny superlatives, it is also terrifying. If you’ll recall, Google’s DeepMind created an AI that bested the world’s best Go players. It’s an incredibly complex Chinese board game that takes years to master. The AI learned how to play it in just 8 hours. Now, a descendent of that AI, called AlphaZero - has beaten the world’s top chess program, Stockfish.
Google artificial intelligence company DeepMind's AlphaGo program takes an unbeatable three to zero lead in a five-game Go match against grand master Lee Sedol. 2016-03-12 (Context: DeepMind)
A computer program called AlphaGo, powered by DeepMind, beats the European Go champion Fan Hui, 5-0. This is the first time artificial intelligence has defeated a professional player in this ancient Chinese abstract strategy board game. 2016-01-27 (Context: DeepMind)
"Sesame Street" puppeteer Kevin Clash, known for being the voice of Elmo, resigns after a second accuser files a complaint that Clash had underage sexual relations with him. 2012-11-20 (Context: Elmo)
19-year-old Norwegian chess grandmaster Magnus Carlsen is confirmed as the youngest-ever world number one in the official January 2010 FIDE rating list. 2010-01-2 (Context: chess)
Garry Kasparov, Russian chess champion and opposition activist, is arrested with over 100 others while attempting to hold a protest march in Moscow. 2007-04-14 (Context: chess)
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