We introduce a full evaluation of AlphaZero, published in the journal Science, which describes a single algorithm that taught itself from scratch how to master the games of chess, shogi (Japanese chess), and Go, convincingly beating a world champion program in each case. AlphaZero’s ability to learn each game by itself results in a distinctive, creative and dynamic playing style that has captured the attention of the chess community. The result also marks an important step towards creating a flexible, general-purpose system that could one day learn to solve many different important and complex scientific problems.
Today we’re launching a new research unit, DeepMind Ethics & Society, to complement our work in AI science and application. This new unit will help us explore and understand the real-world impacts of AI. It has a dual aim: to help technologists put ethics into practice, and to help society anticipate and direct the impact of AI so that it works for the benefit of all.Read more