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Artificial Intelligence: Google Creates Program That Easily Beats Humans

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Artificial Intelligence: Google Creates Program That Easily Beats Humans at the Most Complex Game Ever Created

Move over, chess: the latest advances in artificial intelligence have resulted in a program that resembles deeper thinking and intuitive abilities that outpace humans at an ancient game that has more possible positions than there are atoms in the universe.

Google has created AlphaGo, a program that plays a 3,000-year-old Chinese game called “go,” which involves the capture of territory using black and white stones on a grid board. Chess, which computers defeated Garry Kasparov in 1997, has much fewer move choices in a given instance than go. Read more

Google Accounts and Passwords Released

A text file of nearly 5 million unique Google (xxx@gmail.com) accounts was released September 9 on a Russian forum. Reports are still limited, but it appears the accounts (most of Russian origin) were not hacked from Google and instead are a collection of login and password pairs that were phished, virus-captured, and gathered from non-Google sites and sources. Some reports indicate this list is old, and many of the passwords are non-functioning already.

With news of any type of leak of this size, it is a good idea to change all of your passwords, even if your account isn’t on the list. It also is not a good idea to use any sites that offer the ability to “check if you’re on the list.” Read more