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|AlphaStar Chases the Singularity|
Something extremely important has just happened in the field of AI which has significant implications for mankind. After about 2 years of effort, DeepMind has figured out how to succeed at StarCraft. On December 10, 2018, their Starcraft AI called "AlphaStar" beat a strong amateur for the first time and two weeks ago it beat a second-tier professional player 10-1 in a live event. AlphaStar uses a new method of neural network training that promises to give computers the ability to create genuine strategies for the first time--the last remaining serious obstacle to achieving artificial intelligence.
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