Google’s AlphaZero surpassed the sum of human chess knowledge — in 4 hours

Feeling outdated yet?

Elon Musk’s AI just beat the pros at Dota 2 — one of the most popular and complex computer games

Robots are now beating us at computer games.

Scientists ask the public’s help in getting to the bottom of consciousness — by cracking a chess problem

A novel take on consciousness.

Computer squares off against professional poker players – and loses badly

Even the best chess players are no match for computers these days, but computers are still struggling when it comes to games that have a random or unknown component. In games like Bridge or Poker, humans still hold the crown. Scientists from the Carnegie Mellon University tried to change that, by designing Claudico – a computer program built to defeat humans. But Claudico lost, badly.

The Formula that Could Destroy Chess Forever

Norway’s Magnus Carlsen and India’s Viswanathan Anand are duking it out in the world championship, apparently, without anyone else contesting their supremacy. But as insanely good as they are, they still can’t stand up to the best computers today. As a matter of fact, there is one theory which, if proven, could pretty much spoil chess forever. “Everyone agrees that