This neural-net powered AI is way better at chess than anyone

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Checkmate.

Competitive and casual chess players alike now have a new foe. In addition to computers, there's a new AI platform called AlphaZero that can totally beat us all.

AlphaZero is from DeepMind Technologies, a subsidiary under Alphabet, which is Google's parent company. It can tackle not only chess, but also shogi and Go — two equally difficult, if not even more challenging, games. 

AlphaZero comes after many years of research, succeeding AlphaGo Zero from last year, the world's best Go player. But this time around there wasn't any human help. AlphaZero taught itself how to play from scratch.  Read more...

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from Mashable http://bit.ly/2QFSWLk

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