We humans are no longer undefeated in the classic game of Go. Next year: the first computer poet laureate
By Paul Adams
Posted 08.08.2008 at 3:37 pm 8 Comments
The game of Go has long been a bastion of human brilliance. While computers have gotten steadily better at playing chess and poker, they've had a harder time wrapping their silicon minds around the elegant Japanese strategy game. That's why it's a big deal that a computer Go player known as MoGo beat a top-ranked human, Myungwan Kim, yesterday.
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