The quest to give machines a mind of their own occupied the brightest AI specialists in 2017. Machine learning (and especially the newly hip branch, deep learning) practically delivered all of the most stunning achievements in artificial intelligence so far -- from systems that beat us at our own games to art-producing neural networks that rival human creativity. At the onset and in hindsight, experts have heralded 2017 as "The Year of AI". Following its stunning win over the best human Go player in 2016, AlphaGo was upgraded a year later into a generalized and more powerful incarnation, AlphaZero. Free of any human guidance except the basic game rules, AlphaZero learned how to play master-level chess by itself in just four hours.
Mar-8-2018, 23:26:10 GMT