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Even at Google’s DeepMind, there’s still stuff that humans code best, it seems

This article titled “AlphaGo taught itself how to win, but without humans it would have run out of time” was written by Alex Hern, for on Monday 27th June 2016 08.35 UTC

AlphaGo, the board-game-playing AI from Google’s DeepMind subsidiary, is one of the most famous examples of deep learning – machine learning using neural networks – to date. So it may be surprising to learn that some of the code that led to the machine’s victory was created by good old-fashioned humans.

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