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A British firm of the Google empire, DeepMind, has produced a software, AlphaGo which has beaten the European Go Champion. Go is very popular is Asia. It is played on a 19 x 19 lines board with white and black pebbles. I don't know its rules but there are more possible configurations than atoms in the Universe, so says "Nature" and I must believe it. The software is based on the Deep Learning concept of neural networks. The hardware is unbelievably tiny compared to that of the IBM BlueGene computer which in 1997 beat chess champion Kasparov. The WIRED magazine, without giving many details, says it consists of a network including 1200 CPUs and 170 graphic boards.A match with the World Champion of Go is slated for next March.
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