AlphaGo facts for kids
After the release of AlphaGo, DeepMind Technologies has made powered versions such as the AlphaGo Zero and the AlphaZero: AlphaZero is a self-taught program. This means that it became powerful without human guidance.
The following table is the summary of AlphaGo achievements (including its variants).
|AlphaGo versus Fan Hui||176 GPUs,distributed||3,144||Oct 2015||5:0 against Fan Hui (professional player)|
|AlphaGo versus Lee Sedol||48 Tensor processing units (TPUs), distributed||3,739||Mar 2016||4:1 against Lee Sedol (former Korean & world champion)|
|AlphaGo Master||4 TPUs, single machine||4,858||May 2017||60:0 against professional players|
|AlphaGo Zero (40 block)||4 TPUs, single machine||5,185||Oct 2017||100:0 against AlphaGo version that defeated Lee Sedol
89:11 against AlphaGo Master
|AlphaZero (20 block)||4 TPUs, single machine||5,018||Dec 2017||60:40 against AlphaGo Zero (20 block)|
After the appearance of AlphaGo, several research groups have created computer Go programs with similar technical viewpoints.
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