“Sorry humans, you had a good run”

Chess changed forever on Dec. 6, 2017. And maybe the rest of the world did, too. After AlphaGo sensationally won against the top Go player a year ago, the artificial-intelligence program AlphaZero has obliterated the highest-rated chess engine. Stockfish, which for most top players is their go-to preparation tool, and which won the 2017 Chess.com Computer Chess Championship, didn’t stand a chance. AlphaZero won the closed-door, 100-game match with 28 wins, 72 draws, and zero losses. Oh, and it took AlphaZero only four hours to “learn” chess. Sorry humans, you had a good run.” Read more and more

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