AlphaZero AI Beats Champion Chess Program After Teaching Itself in Four Hours

Samuel Gibbs – The Guardian:

AlphaZero, the game-playing AI created by Google sibling DeepMind, has beaten the world’s best chess-playing computer program, having taught itself how to play in under four hours.

The repurposed AI, which has repeatedly beaten the world’s best Go players as AlphaGo, has been generalised so that it can now learn other games. It took just four hours to learn the rules to chess before beating the world champion chess program, Stockfish 8, in a 100-game match up.

AlphaZero accomplished this given only the basic rules of the game. What else do you suppose it can do, given a basic rule set?

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