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Has the team proven their point and moved on to other aspects of machine learning? I was hoping to see some more matches. Or even implemented on KGS? Thanks for any info!
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I haven't heard anything recently about AlphaGo itself. At one point, there was talk about having AlphaGo learn to play Go from scratch instead of priming it first with pro games, but I haven't heard anything on that front lately.

As far as Deepmind, the company and technology behind AlphaGo, it pops up in my news feed often. I know they are pushing into the medical field and recently I heard they used the technology to create text to speech that was generated on the fly and is the closest to the human voice computers have come yet. I've also heard about Google using the technology in their translation software, initially Chinese I think. I kind of feel like AlphaGo was Deepmind's first stop and they've moved onto bigger things at this point.
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twixter wrote:
Or even implemented on KGS?


You realize Alpha Go is a collection of servers on multiple server racks using Google's proprietary chip? We won't be seeing that on KGS for a while.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AlphaGo#Hardware
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Sure, you're the greatest Go playing computer ever created, but
what have you done for us lately
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They've done some tests on KGS, but they haven't opened it up to challenges from other players.

They recently published professional commentaries on the Lee Sedol-AlphaGo games as well as three AlphaGo vs AlphaGo games. The latter is probably the more interesting, since we can see how AlphaGo plays against itself. You can read the commentaries at https://deepmind.com/research/alphago/.

Unofficial reports suggest they have increased the size of the AlphaGo team and are working on future developments to release to the go community. They're keeping their cards pretty close to the vest, though, so we don't know exactly what they are doing.

In the meantime, the bot Zen19K2 currently has the top ranked spot on KGS after implementing some of the ideas described in the AlphaGo paper. It's not as strong as AlphaGo, but it is professional strength. The rate of development of go playing bots is incredible.
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Honestly they should run alphago until it solves 13x13 Go. Maybe it could solve 19x19 but that would be a disaster for the professionals.
 
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CoreyClark wrote:
Honestly they should run alphago until it solves 13x13 Go. Maybe it could solve 19x19 but that would be a disaster for the professionals.

I think AI will gain sentience long before we solve 13x13, let alone 19x19.
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s3kt0r wrote:
CoreyClark wrote:
Honestly they should run alphago until it solves 13x13 Go. Maybe it could solve 19x19 but that would be a disaster for the professionals.

I think AI will gain sentience long before we solve 13x13, let alone 19x19.

Yeah, playing go well and solving go are two very different things. AlphaGo isn't the right program to solve, and solving 13×13 isn't possible in a reasonable amount of time with today's computers ("reasonable" here means "before the Sun explodes").
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It beat the worlds best Go player http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-40042581
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It obviously hasn't spent much time chillin' with Obama on
Branson's private island.
 
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