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Stunning AI Breakthrough Takes Us One Step Closer to the Singularity

Remember AlphaGo, the first artificial intelligence to defeat a grandmaster at Go? Well, the program just got a major upgrade, and it can now teach itself how to dominate the game without any human intervention. But get this: In a tournament that pitted AI against AI, this juiced-up version, called AlphaGo Zero, defeated the regular AlphaGo by a whopping 100 games to 0, signifying a major advance in the field. Hear that? It’s the technological singularity inching ever closer. Read More >>

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Barclaycard Wants To Replace Checkouts With Your Phone

No one likes checkout queues, so Barclaycard wants to replace them using your phone. The idea is simple, and not all that new, in that you scan all of your purchases as you shop, using your phone camera, and then press pay at the end when you're done. It's not that different to existing laser scanner system in many supermarkets. Read More >>

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Google’s AlphaGo Handily Beats Teen World Champion in First Match

Humanity could really use a win right now, and the latest test comes out of China, where a teenager named Ke Jie—the world’s best player of the ancient game Go—is taking on Google’s ultra powerful AlphaGo computer program. Unfortunately for us humans, it’s not looking great so far. Read More >>

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Google’s AlphaGo Is About to Face Its Toughest Competition Yet

Google’s AlphaGo made history last year by becoming the first machine to defeat a top-ranked human Go player. It was an important AI milestone, but AlphaGo isn’t getting off that easily. Next month, the expert system will partake in a five-day tournament that will pit it against China’s top Go players—including Ke Jie, the world’s best player. Humans, the time for our redemption is at hand! Read More >>

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Google’s AlphaGo is Slaying Unsuspecting Nerds Online

Over the last few days, an unknown Go player named “Master” has won 60 of 61 online matches against some of the best players in the world. Google has now fessed-up, admitting that “Master” is actually the AlphaGo AI, and that it has been secretly playing humans in order to test an improved version. Read More >>

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Google’s AlphaGo Will Now Compete Against World’s Best Go Player

Humanity has been given another chance to redeem itself: Google’s Go-playing computer will compete against the world’s best Go player, Ke Jie, before the year is out. Read More >>

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Chinese Engineers Want to Pit Their AI Against AlphaGo

Earlier this month, Google’s Go-playing AI wiped the floor with the game’s existing world champion. Now, a team of engineers from China plan to challenge AlphaGo with their own artificial intelligence system. Read More >>

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Lee Sedol Loses Final Go Match Making it a 4-1 Victory for Google’s AI

Google’s AlphaGo has stomped to victory for a fourth time against Go world champion Lee Sedol. That makes it a resounding victory for the AI, which has won four of the five games it’s played against its human opponent Read More >>

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Humans Have One Last Chance for Redemption Against Google’s DeepMind

Google’s DeepMind AI has already played four games of Go against top human Lee Sedol, and the tally is 3-1 to the machines; that's a good result for computer scientists, bad for our betting chances against Skynet. Read More >>

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Lee Sedol Has Beaten Google’s AlphaGo For The First Time

It turns out that Google’s AlphaGo isn’t unstoppable. Yesterday, the AI had won three out of the five matches in its series against Lee Sedol, but today, the computer’s human opponent triumphed. Read More >>

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Google’s AI Just Won its Second Match Against Go World Champion Lee Sedol

In the second of a series of matches, Google’s AI has again beaten the world champion of Go, Lee Sedol. The best-of-five tournament now requires the AI to win just once more to be crowned champion. Read More >>

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A Human’s Guide to Beating DeepMind at Go

Classic board game Go was chosen as the latest demonstration of the awesome power of AI, with Google's DeepMind-powered AlphaGo claiming a big human scalp in the form of current Go world champ Lee Sedol. Read More >>

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AI 1 – 0 Human: Google’s DeepMind Creation Beats Go World Champion

So it begins. Google’s DeepMind AI program AlphaGo is playing human champ Lee Sedol in a best-of-five game of Go -- and winning. Their first match took place in South Korea this week, and The System took the spoils. Read More >>

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A Giant E Ink Countdown on Withings’ New Fitness Tracker Makes It Hard To Be Lazy

At this point there are more activity trackers to choose from than stars in the sky. But with its new Go, Withings has focused on two of the most important features aspiring fitness buffs will need: great battery life thanks to an E Ink display, and a prominent countdown to keep users motivated. Read More >>

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Watch These Real-Life Supermen Wingsuit Dive Into Their Metropolis

When you go sky-diving, there's that all-important business of making sure you don't slam into the ground, but you also have to make sure you don't slam into anything protruding out of it. This pair of urban wingsuit daredevils who dove into Rio de Janeiro came damn close to the latter when they zipped through a small gap between to skyscrapers. Read More >>