GoodAI – Sending AI to School

Marek Rosa Equipped with one of the the most brilliant brains in human history, Albert Einstein was nonetheless notoriously absent-minded, and struggled with simple tasks like finding his way home. We can draw a parallel with today’s “narrow artificial intelligence” like AlphaGo — which can beat top human Go players, but remains woefully unable to […]

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Ready, Set, Go! Meet Yuandong Tian: AI Maverick

Chinese AI talent in US – Facebook Artificial Intelligence Researcher Yuandong Tian Yuandong Tian loves to seize a challenge. When the ambitious young AI researcher joined Facebook in 2015, he came up with the “crazy idea” of building a Go program from scratch. Go is the world’s oldest and most complex strategic board game, and […]

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AlphaGo: The Ultimate Go Master

For more than 2,500 years, humans have been playing and studying the incredibly complex game of Go. In a matter of months, AI learned how to do it better. At “The Future of Go Summit” in Wuzhen, China, Google’s Go-playing machine AlphaGo topped the world’s No.1 human player, Ke Jie (柯洁), winning the first two […]

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Why AlphaGo is not AI

Abstract “There is no AI without robotics,” argued the author, Jean-Christophe Baillie, founder and president of Novaquark. In this article, he addresses what AI is, and why AlphaGo is not AI. Photo 1: AlphaGo. What is AI and What is not AI? There is no doubt that AlphaGo, the Go-playing artificial intelligence designed by Google […]

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Synced Exclusive Interview with “Fine Art” Team Lead: “Stronger Models though Brand New Reinforcement Learning Techniques”

On March 19, Tencent’s Fine Art defeated all its opponents and claimed victory at the AI exclusive Computer Go UEC Cup. After the competition, Tencent AI Lab announced they will unveil all of Fine Art’s technical details in an effort to propel Go AI development. Synced had the opportunity for an exclusive interview with Tencent […]

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