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so not facebook but google (not DeepBlue but DeepMind)nnyhav wrote:http://www.technologyreview.com/view/54 ... go-engine/nnyhav wrote:http://www.technologyreview.com/view/54 ... al-master/
in essence, multilayered neural network working against carefully chosen (but big) dataset, rather than brute force computation tuned by human evaluation ... not like but more like human cognition, and may provide a route for finally getting Go (brute force not enough given combinatorial explosion) up to speed (though dataset size may constrain), bridge, and poker (both incomplete info games) ...
(my prior excursions on the topic)
and http://www.technologyreview.com/news/54 ... -expected/wrote:But AlphaGo first has a more immediate problem: how to beat the worlds best Go player, Lee Sedol. This March the two will play each other in Seoul, South Korea. And although AlphaGo played well against [European champion] Fan Hui, Schaeffer and Fotland still predict Sedol will win the match. I think the pro will win, Fotland says, But I think the pro will be shocked at how strong the program is. For now, at least some people are still placing their bets on humans.
as anticipated ... best 'splainers:Didi wrote:significant
and Sean Carroll:wrote:"When the signal finally got to the Earth on September 14 we knew within three minutes that our instruments had seen something really different," said Shoemaker.
"I was sitting at home, with a cup of coffee in my hand and opening up my email at around 7 am," he told AFP.
An instant message had arrived from a close colleague in Germany.
The message said: "I think we are in trouble now," he recalled.
But Shoemaker, a leading scientist in the search for gravitational waves since the early 1980s, did not leap out his chair or shout expletives.
He just took a deep breath.
"My immediate reaction was, 'That's fascinating. Let's see what the instruments did wrong.'"
In fact, the team had only just turned on the pair of underground detectorsone in Louisiana and one in Washington statefor a series of final checks before formally starting the observation experiment, which would run from mid September until January.
"It was just at the beginning of this run, when we were all ready to goto press the button to start the observing runthat the gravitational wave was observed," he said.
https://www.quantamagazine.org/20160218 ... interview/nnyhav wrote:https://www.quantamagazine.org/20160211 ... long-last/ with perturbing history