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The 2015 version of the AlphaGo programme famously beat a human Go grandmaster – but the new, self-taught AlphaGo Zero is so good it beat the old programme 100-0

Google’s astonishing new AI needs no human teacher

Google’s artificial intelligence group, DeepMind, has unveiled the latest incarnation of its Go-playing programme, AlphaGo – an AI so powerful that it derived thousands of years of human knowledge of the game before inventing better moves of its own, all in the space of three days.