Facebook’s open-source Go bot can now beat professional players

Go is the go-to game for machine learning researchers. It’s what Google’s DeepMind team famously used to show off its algorithms, and Facebook, too, recently announced that it was building

DeepMind has yet to find out how smart its AlphaGo Zero AI could be

Once Alphabet’s artificial intelligence company DeepMind had masted the ability to defeat the best human Go players in the world, it tried to beat its own best attempts using an approach based s

Crunch Report | Pokemon Go “Big Summer Update”

Pokemon Go has a big summer update, Vice Media raises $450 million, the FTC wants to block the FanDuel-DraftKings merger and Blue Apron is looking to raise $586 million in its IPO. All this on Crunch

Toyota Research’s Gill Pratt is speaking at TechCrunch Sessions: Robotics at MIT July 17

TechCrunch’s first ever robotics event is fast approaching, and we’re putting the final touches on an amazing programming line-up, which includes MIT’s Daniela Rus, Disney’s Martin Buehler, A

Google’s AlphaGo AI wins three-match series against the world’s best Go player

Google’s AlphaGo AI has once again made the case that machines are now smarter than man — when it comes to games of strategy, at least. AlphaGo made its name last year when it defeated hi

The Withings Go shows promise, but is mostly a non-starter

Drop the price $20 and add a bit more functionality and you’ve got a compelling product on your hands. The way things stand now though, the Withings Go is more of a curiosity than it is compelling -

Google AI beats Go world champion again to complete historic 4-1 series victory

The battle between Google's artificial intelligence and Go world champion Lee Seedol concluded today after the former (AlphaGo) triumphed to win the five-game series 4-1.

Defeated Go world champion beats DeepMind AI in penultimate match

Machines 3, humans 1... That's the current score in a five-match series being played out between DeepMind's AlphaGo and human Go world champion, Lee Sedol.

Google’s DeepMind chalks up AI landmark after beating Go world champion Lee Sedol

There's a notable moment in the development of artificial intelligence (AI) today, after DeepMind -- the London-based company from Google -- used its technology to defeat Go world champion Lee Sedol.

Following Artificial Intelligence Breakthrough, European Go Champion Loses Against Computer

For the first time ever, a computer has beaten a professional Go player, <a target="_blank" href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fan_Hui">Fan Hui</a>. This is a major breakthrough when it comes to arti

Google’s Container Engine For Running Docker Containers On Its Cloud Platform Is Now Generally Available

Google’s Container Engine, its service for running and managing Docker containers on its cloud platform using its open source Kubernetes system, is now out of beta and generally available. This

Death To C

Ladies and gentlemen, the C programming language. It's a classic. It is sleek, and spartan, and elegant. (Especially compared to its sequel, that bloated mess C++, which shares all the faults I'm abou

Google Launches Version 1.1 Of Its Go Programming Language, Promises Noticeable Performance Boost

Google today launched version 1.1 of its open source Go programming language. It’s been more than a year since Google launched version 1.0 of Go . The language, which puts an emphasis on concurr

JavaScript Tops Latest Programming Language Popularity Ranking From RedMonk

Industry analyst firm <a target="_blank" href="http://redmonk.com">RedMonk</a> published today its latest quarterly <a target="_blank" href="http://redmonk.com/sogrady/2012/09/12/language-rankings-9-1

This Is Not The Net You Thought You Knew

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Do not freeze your Seagate hard drive

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/seagate_fa_go_black_dockleftangle.jpg"><a HREF="http://www.crunchgear.com/tag/seagate">Seagate</a> manager Pete Steege <a HREF="http://ww

European Sony PSPs Set To Go!

SCEE and British Sky Broadcasting have joined together to bring UK and Irish PSP owners a content download service called Go! in early 2008. Sky will provide content such as movies, sports, music and

This Electronic Go Board Game Might Be Fun If It Weren't Fake

Amazing. Incredible. Amazing. These are just some of the words I’ve heard describe this electronic Go board that’ll never come out in real life. The design is nice enough, with the board b