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Submission + - Google's Deepmind topples Go champion in landmark victory for artificial intelli (gizmag.com)

Eloking writes: Lee Sedol has overcome some formidable players over his professional Go career, but now he has been taken down a peg by a new type of opponent. Google's AlphaGo computer program has taken out the first in a five-match series against the South Korean, marking a major milestone in the advancement of artificial intelligence.

The AlphaGo program was actually built by artificial intelligence company DeepMind, which Google acquired in early 2014. Just as IBM's Watson became famous for beating the world's best Jeopardy players, AlphaGo is looking to demonstrate its problem-solving prowess by overcoming human opponents at the top of their game.

Comment Re:rubbish (Score 1) 164

Whoa there buddy. Maybe you should see a nice psychiatrist or perhaps a bartender.

This is SLASHDOT (says so right on the top).

Nobody needs real psychiatrists any more. Using some robotics components and a 3D printer you can easily print your own psychiatrist at home these days.
Now the bartender.... that is a completely different story.

Comment Re:No mention on capacity though (Score 1) 395

And note that I won't call you an idiot, just because you are wrong.

No, but you'd be totally entitled to call him an idiot for calling other people idiots while being wrong himself.

Yeah, I was trying to set some kind of positive precedence.Guess I forgot where I was, Sorry. :-/

Comment Re:Does that mean they'll get to vote? (Score 1) 385

If chimps are people, will they be able to vote? Hold political office? Cue the jokes.

I don't think that they would necessary need to be declared legally competent persons, just because they were given personhood status. That being said, I think I agree with those who say that perhaps we need a new classification instead.

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