Artificial Intelligence learns to learn on its own

A new version of AlphaGo needed no human instruction to figure out how to clobber the best Go player in the world — itself. A mere 19 months after dethroning the world’s top human Go player, the computer program AlphaGo has smashed an even more momentous barrier: It can now achieve unprecedented levels of mastery purely by teaching itself. Starting with zero knowledge of Go strategy and no training by humans, the new iteration of the program, called AlphaGo Zero, needed just three days to invent advanced strategies undiscovered by human players in the multi-millennia… Read moreArtificial Intelligence learns to learn on its own