Why it’s a big deal that Google beat a human at Go


So when can we see a match between Google’s AlphaGo and IBM’s Watson?

The Google DeepMind team accomplished something that no one thought a computer could do for another ten years: beat a human at the board game Go. Watch Update below to learn why this ancient Chinese game required a different type of programming, and what it means for the future of artificial intelligence.


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Why it’s a big deal that Google beat a human at Go