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Babbage: The future of computing

March 9th, 2016

Episode 620 of 884 episodes

In a milestone for artificial intelligence, a program designed to play the ancient Asian game of Go has won the first of its five games against a human champion. It's an example of how smarter software, not just more powerful hardware, will drive progress in the computer industry in the future

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