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The latest artificial intelligence systems start from zero knowledge of a game and grow to world-beating in a matter of hours. But researchers are struggling to apply these systems beyond the arcade.
The fusion of quantum computing and machine learning has become a booming research area. Can it possibly live up to its high expectations?
And not destroy humanity in the process.
A new version of AlphaGo needed no human instruction to figure out how to clobber the best Go player in the world — itself.
A new idea is helping to explain the puzzling success of today’s artificial-intelligence algorithms — and might also explain how human brains learn.