DeepMind’s Go playing software can now beat you at two more games

DeepMind’s AI Go master has taught itself new tricks. The latest version of the machine learning software, dubbed AlphaZero, can now also beat the world’s best at chess and shogi – a Japanese game that is similar to chess but played on a bigger board with more pieces.

“This is very good work,” says Julian Togelius at New York University [Tandon School of Engineering], who works on game-playing AI. “It’s a clever algorithm.” … Togelius also notes that this superhuman AI requires using 5000 TPUs – or tensor processing units – which are a type of chip specially designed by Google for machine learning.