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Artificial intelligence: Learning to play Go from scratch

Nature volume 550, pages 336337 (19 October 2017) | Download Citation

An artificial-intelligence program called AlphaGo Zero has mastered the game of Go without any human data or guidance. A computer scientist and two members of the American Go Association discuss the implications. See Article p.354

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  1. Satinder Singh is in the Computer Science and Engineering Department, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA.

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  2. Andy Okun and Andrew Jackson are in the American Go Association, New York, New York 10163-4668, USA.

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Competing interests

In addition to A.J.’s responsibilities as a Director of the American Go Association, he is employed as a software engineer by Google, a company related to DeepMind through the shared parent holding company, Alphabet.

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