Google’s AI teaches itself chess in 4 hours, then convincingly defeats Stockfish

Google’s Artificial Intelligence project, DeepMind explains they’re on a scientific mission to push the boundaries of AI, developing programs that can learn to solve any complex problem without needing to be taught how. 

Eye Controlled Robot Lets Woman with MS Play Chess with Real Pieces

ABB Group, a large Swedish-Swiss firm specializing in industrial robotics, and Irisbond, a company developing eye tracking software from the Basque region of Spain, have teamed up to create, as a conceptual demonstration, an eye controlled robotic hand that helps paralyzed people play chess.

Sorry to burst your bubble, but Microsoft’s ‘Ms Pac-Man beating AI’ is more Automatic Idiot • The Register

Back in September Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella told a developer conference: “We are not pursuing AI to beat humans at games.”

This week, we learned Redmond has done more or less that.

How Microsoft’s AI Mastered Ms. Pac-Man – Robotics Trends

Add Ms. Pac-Man to the growing list of games being mastered by artificial intelligence (AI).

An AI system from Microsoft set the all-time high score for Ms. Pac-Man with 999,990 points – the highest possible score in the game.  The previous high score was 933,580 points set by Abdner Ashman, a human from New York.

An Improved AlphaGo Wins Its First Game Against the World’s Top Go Player

In the first game of his match with AlphaGo—the Go-playing machine built by Google’s DeepMind—Chinese grandmaster Ke Jie opened with a move straight from the playbook of his AI opponent. But the gambit didn’t work. After four hours and fifteen minutes of play, the 19-year-old grandmaster resigned, and AlphaGo grabbed a 1–0 lead in this best-of-three match.

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