[ExI] DeepMind wins Game1 in Go championship Match

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Thu Mar 10 13:36:38 UTC 2016

On 10 March 2016 at 13:21, Dave Sill  wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 9, 2016 at 3:45 PM, BillK wrote:
>> DeepMind *did* teach itself to play Go better.
> No, its programmers "taught" it learn how to play better. It didn't say
> "Hey, you know what would help me play better? Neural networks that learn
> from zillions of simulated games which kinds of moves work. Hang on...OK
> that's done." AlphaGo is a Go idiot savant. It's a special-purpose human
> construction that can do one thing well, but can't do anything else, and
> doesn't really understand what it's doing.

Ah, I see, You've moved the goalposts for AI to a self-conscious,
independent, 'any type of problem' intelligence.
You might have to wait a few weeks for the current AI to get there.   :)
AI is already 'better-than-human' in the fields that it has tackled.


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