Mark Zuckerberg has revealed that Facebook’s AI machine thing is coming along scarily well. The company has an entire team dedicated to improving the system, and Zucks says it’s almost advanced enough to beat humans at the board game Go. Almost. Pathetic.
According to Mr Z, AI researchers have been trying to create a supreme robotic Go player for the last 20 years. Since the Facebook team only kicked off its own project last year, it's safe to say that the machine's come a long way in a very short amount of time. Still though, ALMOST.
“We've built an AI that can make moves in as fast as 0.1 seconds and still be as good as previous systems that took years to build,” he wrote in a post today. "Our AI combines a search-based approach that models every possible move as the game progresses along with a pattern matching system built by our computer vision team."
Zuckerberg has a keen personal interest in AI. Earlier this month, he revealed that his New Year's resolution was to build an AI to help him run his home. I, on the other hand, settled for ‘lie less’. Things could be going better. [Wired]