Deep Green, The Pool-Playing Robot

You’ve heard of Deep Blue, the IBM computer that bested Gary Kasparov in a chess match a decade ago. Now, there is Deep Green, a robot that plays pool. And by the looks of the demo video above, it can’t lose.

As Delicious founder, and now-Googler, Joshua Schachter points out, it is “only a matter of time before one of these kills a person.”

Deep Green is a project out of the robotics and computer Vision lab in Queens University. They are also working on an “augmented reality” version of pool that lines up your shot with lasers. This is also known as cheating.