Self-taught AI is best yet at strategy game Go : Nature News & Comment: http://www.nature.com/news/self-taught-ai-is-best-yet-at-strategy-game-go-1.22858
Reposting this, after a “cohort” in the politics forum I frequent linked it this past week.
As a lover of science fiction an real human history, gets me thinking about this: http://freakonomics.com/podcast/american-growth/
If throughout Human History, Civilizations’ economies have pretty much only grown at a rate 2%-3%, and if the ‘recent’ surges (past 500 years) of phenomenal growth are slowing down because we’ve taken ceryain advancements to their limits, seems to me the next advantages that could advance Human Civilization will be in the areas of Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning and in Genetic Engineering & Medicine. Research and advancements will feed back-and-forth to each other, trickling-down into other areas and technological advances.
Edit: Anyway: A.I. and protein-folding. My blue-collar mind boggles.
Sci-fi to zone-ponder-out upon: Blade Runner; Ghost in the Shell; modern Battlestar Galactica; GATTACA; Orphan Black; Black Mirror. Hell, even any version of Island of Dr. Moreau.
SIDEBAR: Too bad FOX/FX couldn’t hybridize the best of elements of Almost Human (cancelled before it could explore more), APB (had potential), FARGO (love it), and American Horror Story, to create higher-end anthology sci-fi series.
SIDEBAR: They’ve managed to do some very good stuff with Marvel’s mutants. Often hope Disney would involve them more in other Marvel TV properties. Still wishing for a dedicated Marvel TV channel, bringing in all the disparate NetFlix and other series under one “roof”, so it’s easier for us with cable but without internet access in the home (other than for phones) to have reliable Marvel viewing. No way am I going to watch this stuff on my phone. Certain On Demand services seem too limited. “Appointment viewing” nearly impossible anymore, most days of the week….
EDIT: back to the AlphaGo article, wondering if they can do the same for the game of Arimaa….?