AlphaZero, the programme based on Go-winning AlphaGo, triumphed over the chess-playing engine Stockfish within just four hours and outperformed Elmo, a similar engine but for shogi, in just two. The software was first released in 2008 and has been built by volunteers in the years since. The new AI's programming did not include data for tactics or strategy specific to these games; rather, it was provided with some general rules and instructions for the game, no different than what a human might be provided their first time attempting chess or Go. In October, DeepMind CEO Demis Hassabis said, "If [AlphaZero] can be applied to other structured problems, such as protein folding, reducing energy consumption, or searching for revolutionary new materials, the resulting breakthroughs have the potential to drive forward human understanding and positively impact all of our lives".
That victory streak culminated in a startling success in October, in which a new fully autonomous version of the AI - which only learns by playing itself, never facing humans - bested all its former incarnations. But this AI learned through watching humans play, which introduced biases and mistakes.
That effort was meant to assist the fledgling AI in learning strategy, but it seems it may have actually been a handicap, since AlphaGo Zero's fully self-reliant learning proved devastatingly more effective in one-on-one competition.
"It's like an alien civilisation inventing its own mathematics". In their new paper, the team showcases how the very latest AlphaZero AI takes this self-playing method - called reinforcement learning - and mixes it with a much more generally-applicable frame of thought. Google's eventual goal is to create a sort of generic AI that can respond to and master a broader range of challenges. It was also able to master earlier versions of itself at Go, a Chinese board game, after eight hours of self-training, winning 60 out of 100 games.
Since the boss herself has offered a job to direct the Star Wars movie, Taika Waititi might want to reconsider. The director's comments are a follow-up from comments he made about taking on a Star Wars movie on Twitter .
It was the worst of four fires that by late Tuesday had burned more than 66,000 acres in Southern California, prompting Gov. According to the Los Angeles Times thousands of homes were still threatened by flames, 27,000 people were forced to flee.
The breach came to light when a large number of users reported on social media that their NiceHash wallets had been emptied. The hack occurred just as the trading community prepares for bitcoin to start trading on two established USA exchanges.
However, it is also a disputed territory, contested by both Israel and Palestine, which sees it as a capital of its future state. The decision would also undermine regional peace and security, as well as, derail any prospects in the Middle East.
After a lifeless first half, the second sprung to life with almost triple the amount of chances between the two teams. So why are Chelsea destined to play Barcelona? "Our opponent won't be happy to play against us", Conte added.
Her mom's boyfriend Earl Kimrey is already in jail on charges of dumping the toddler's body in a rural creek. Her mother made an emotional plea for her daughter's safe return, saying her daughter was her "everything".
The email, which was reviewed by HuffPost , shows that the woman emailed Ford after he repeatedly asked her to drinks. Ford lost that hotly contested 2006 race by fewer than three points to current Republican Sen.
When she's not working on the Internet she's reading about the Internet, media, and pop culture. on the Internet. Singer Fergie opens up about her meth addiction. "I was hallucinating on a daily basis", she recalls .
Such infections can dramatically increase the risk of heart attack and stroke for months after the illness has cleared. Skiest said people can avoid numerous complications associated with the virus by getting the shot.
Despite a number of clickbait articles about risks of snow this evening, this area is likely to avoid any snowfall this evening. Meanwhile, the Road Safety Authority has warned motorists to expect the unexpected with high winds and icy conditions.
With punk-rock flair and no four-letter word left behind, the exuberantly rebellious I, Tonya takes a club to the biopic genre. Tonya Harding and star Margot Robbie hit it off at the premiere of the " I, Tonya " movie in which Robbie portrays Harding.
M&S debuts stoneless cocktail avocados
The fruit grows from an unpollinated avocado blossom and then develops without a seed - aka a pit. M&S even recommend that they are nice deep fried...but that might be a step too far for us!
Ford will build its electric SUV in Mexico
Mark Fields, Ford's CEO at the time, referred to the plans for the MI plant as a "vote of confidence" in the Trump administration. The move comes as Ford and other automakers place increasingly large bets on electrification and self-driving technology.
Police Identify Suspect in R. Kelly Burglaries
Georgia police announced on Wednesday that they identified a suspect who they say stole absolutely everything out of R. He's charged with two counts of burglary, two counts of theft by taking, and two counts of theft by deception.
Thomas Fire Burns Ventura Apartment Complex To Ground
They recommend anyone who is near the area, who isn't under an evacuation order, to be prepared to leave at a moment's notice. He had so little time to escape the wind-whipped Thomas Fire that he couldn't save his cats, or even get his wallet.