Six Nations: England against Wales will be 'a game of chess'

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The battle between England and Wales at Twickenham on Saturday will be "like a game of chess", according to Wales centre Jamie Roberts.

France Initiatives to Tackle the Challenges of Artificial Intelligence


Five'table ronde' or round table were organised mostly with academics on the different aspects of the societal moves due to Artificial Intelligence (AI or IA in French): It was pointed that some milestone progress on deep learning has been achieved. Machines have surpassed human champions in most intellectually challenging games, including Chess, Scrabble, Othello, even Jeopardy. On March 2016, the Google AlphaGo DeepMind's Artificial Intelligence program beat Lee Sedol, the strongest Go player in the world. Go--a 2,500-year-old game is far more complex than Chess. An exceptional powerful computer had to process more than 30 million moves.

Women's Ashes: England captain Heather Knight on playing giant chess

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England women's captain Heather Knight explains how the players amuse themselves away from cricket during the women's Ashes in Australia. READ MORE: Australia win Women's Ashes opener

Moscow city launches app inspired by 'Pokemon Go'

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The virtual reality game provisionally named "Get to Know Moscow. Photo" allows players to search for national icons such as Peter the Great, Ivan the Terrible, legendary poet Alexander Pushkin, cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin and Soviet rock star Viktor Tsoi. When found, players will be able to use the "selfie" function to photograph themselves with the famous characters.

'Pokémon Go' comes to Spain, Italy and Portugal


It appears that Niantic, the Australia-based developer of mega-popular augmented reality game Pokémon Go, is ramping up the game's global rollout. After the game's initial launch in Australia, New Zealand and the U.S. on July 6, global launch was halted due to overwhelming demand. This week, the game started trickling into the larger European markets, starting with Germany on Wednesday and the UK on Thursday. On Friday, Niantic announced the game is now also available in Italy, Portugal and Spain. SEE ALSO: Pokemon Go shouldn't be as good as it is Trainer-hopefuls in those countries can get Pokémon Go for both iPhone and Android in their respective App/Play stores.