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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How about a nice game of … Tetris? Oxford eggheads slow PTSD onset with classic game • The Register

Playing a game of Tetris in the aftermath of a traumatic event can help alleviate the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.

A team of researchers in the UK, Germany, and Sweden, say in their paper for the journal Molecular Psychiatry that when given the computer game to play in the hours following a serious auto accident, patients experienced fewer early symptoms associated with PTSD.

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Google is Studying How Robots Will Collaborate | Fortune.com

Technologists are still working to perfect A.I. and automation technologies that can accomplish one or two tasks in a very complex world. But it’s not hard to envision a future in which multiple computer agents will work together to solve even bigger problems. Alphabet Inc’s DeepMind team set out to illustrate how learning machines work together.

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