HT, Andreia Gaita and Jo Liss on Twitter
From the upcoming German film “Wie Brüder im Wind” (“Brothers in the Wind”) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymR0N9DKbWQ
Personalized news is hard to get right (see also http://findory.com), but it's great to see Yahoo trying for it again. There's a lot of potential in helping people discover news and information they'd otherwise miss.
Combining a state-of-the-art Monte-Carlo tree search with two deep neural networks, AlphaGo not only has defeated the top existing Go programs at the forefront of A.I. research, but also has defeated reigning 3-time European Go champion Fan Hui.
The next challenge will be to play the top Go player in the world over the last decade, Lee Sedol, this March in Seoul, South Korea. To learn more, visit the Google Research blog, linked below.
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