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AI Beats 8 World Champions at Bridge

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The NooK AI was able to read its opponents and explain its decision-making.

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An artificial intelligence has beaten eight world champions at bridge, a game in which human supremacy has resisted the march of the machines until now.

The victory represents a new milestone for AI because in bridge players work with incomplete information and must react to the behaviour of several other players – a scenario far closer to human decision-making.

In contrast, chess and Go – in both of which AIs have already beaten human champions – a player has a single opponent at a time and both are in possession of all the information.

"What we've seen represents a fundamentally important advance in the state of artificial intelligence systems," said Stephen Muggleton, a professor of machine learning at Imperial College London.

From The Guardian (U.K.)
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