In 4 Hours AI Masters Chess

In 4 Hours AI Masters Chess

There is a great deal of media coverage about AI (Artificial Intelligence) taking over human jobs and possibly the world. It is a field of computation that has grown dramatically in the last couple of decades. In 1997, IBM’s Deep Blue was programmed to play chess and beat world chess champion Garry Kasparov. This time, the computer was given the rules of chess and told to master the subject. No additional human knowledge was provided. Starting from scratch, it took four hours for Google’s AlphaZero to become the leading chess master. This machine uses a neural network that functions similarly to a human brain. You can learn more about AlphaZero abilities and its limitations in this fascinating article in Science Trends. AI has been used to write news stories and do other jobs few would think likely. It is a subject worth keeping an eye on.