DeepMind’s new AI program, AlphaZero, taught itself to play and beat the world’s best AI in three different board games: chess, shogi, and Go

“So while they’ve definitely taken over as ancient board game champions, the robots likely won’t beat us at Texas Hold ‘Em” writes Jackson Ryan for The AI-destroys-humans narrative is pretty consistent in the gaming world, with robots beating us at board games, complex multiplayer video games like Dota 2 and, of course, Go.The program was pitted against the world’s best AI for three board games: In each case, AlphaZero was only given the knowledge about the games basic rules.

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