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Quantum Version of the Ancient Game of Go Could Be Ultimate AI Test

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Shanghai Jiao Tong University researchers have created a more complex version of the ancient board game Go by incorporating quantum entanglement.

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Researchers at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China have created a more complex version of the ancient Chinese board game Go using quantum entanglement.

Quantum Go can be played on an ordinary board, but requires a computer to record the state of the game and equipment to generate pairs of quantum-entangled photons.

Two stones are placed by each player on their turn, representing a superposition of two possible locations of a single quantum stone. The quantum state of a pair of entangled photons is measured to determine the original stone's location, collapsing the superposition, after which the other stone is removed. The added randomness increases the game's complexity.

Said the university's Xian-Min Jin, "As artificial intelligences surpass humans in various fields, the quantum regime may be the only space where human consciousness and intuition may beat the huge computing power of artificial intelligence."

From New Scientist
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