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Google AI Teaches Itself Atari Skills

Google researchers have created a computer that could kick your butt at Atari. Taking the news very seriously, The New York Times call the achievement a “big step in the development of computers capable of independent reasoning,” and likens it to IBM’s chess-winning Deep Blue computer, a.k.a., Watson. “In some ways, the latest advance is more profound, however,” NYT suggests. “Deep Blue and Watson were taught strategies that worked inside the rules of their respective games.” By contrast, Google’s “new program learned -- without training -- how to succeed at a range of different games.”

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