Over the past year, Google and Facebook have been working on AI that can beat humans at the ancient Chinese board game Go, using deep neural networks that mimic the way our brains function. Yesterday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote that researchers at his company were “getting close” to teaching computers to win at Go. Today, Google showed off its AlphaGo system that defeated European champion Fan Hui five times in a row. According to Google, it’s the first time a computer has ever beaten a professional Go player. It’s also a victory for the company over Facebook in the…

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