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Computers Are Beating Us at Our Own Games

 by Danielle Maestretti

Tags: Science and Technology, computers, games, rock paper scissors, New Scientist,

silver tic-tac-toeNew Scientist has assembled a list of "nine games computers are ruining for humanity"—and by "ruining," they mean besting (or rapidly gaining on) Homo sapiens. They explain how and why computers are readily beating us at games like checkers, chess, tic-tac-toe, and rock paper scissors, and how computer scientists are working to build a better poker program.

Good news for bridge players and Jeopardy! aficionados: We're still well ahead of the machines on those fronts. For now.

Source: New Scientist  

(Thanks, Bookforum.)

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