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Alphabet's DeepMind struggles to crack Starcraft II

Firm says its algorithms can't win a single game against the easiest built-in artificial intelligence in Starcraft II, let alone challenge skilled humans.
Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 05:50

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South Korean grandmaster Lee Se-Dol making a move against Google-developed supercomputer AlphaGo in Seoul. DeepMind says new breakthroughs in machine learning will be required for its software agents to master Starcraft II.

DEEPMIND, the Alphabet Inc-owned artificial intelligence (AI) company best known for creating software capable of beating the world's best players at the strategy game Go, has targeted the science fiction video game Starcraft II as its next big research milestone. But so far, space is proving a

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