Topic: alphago

SD Times news digest: AlphaGo Zero, GitHub’s 2017 State of the Octoverse, and Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7.1

DeepMind is introducing the latest version of its computer program AlphaGo. AlphaGo was the first artificial intelligence to defeat a world champion Go player, and the latest version, AlphaGo Zero, is a more powerful version of that, according to the team.  While AlphaGo learned by training on thousands of human games to learn to play Go, … continue reading

Microsoft’s goal: Democratizing artificial intelligence

With all the talk here at Microsoft’s Ignite conference around the cloud, office productivity and collaboration (and all that goes with that), CEO Satya Nadella took the keynote stage yesterday afternoon to discuss what he sees as the next horizon of digital transformation: artificial intelligence. This, to be sure, is not about AI for the … continue reading

Code Watch: Those who can, code

If it were illegal to program a computer, I’d have a machine under the floorboards. I sold my first program when I was 16 years old, in 1980, and with any luck I’ll be making my living this way for another couple decades. I’ve been trying to improve my craft for longer than some readers … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: NativeScript

Build native iOS and Android apps from a single codebase with NativeScript. NativeScript is a open-source cross-platform framework dedicated to native mobile development. “As many companies are adopting more modernized and digital strategies, developers are looking for more ways to save time and developer apps across multiple platforms,” said Dan Wilson, NativeScript product marketing manager … continue reading

Lessons learned from AlphaGo

After much chatter and speculation from fans, today Google posted an analysis describing AlphaGo’s victory victory and what was learned in South Korea. The AlphaGo AI project by Google’s DeepMind defeated Go champion Lee Sedol four games out of five. Demis Hassabis, CEO and cofounder of DeepMind, wrote that AlphaGo is capable of making value … continue reading

Game Developers Conference: Game development still lags behind enterprise

If there is one thing about making video games that best defines the state of entertainment software development, it is crunch time. If you’ve never met someone who worked in the entertainment software industry, you may be unfamiliar with the concept of crunch. At Game Developers Conference in San Francisco this week, both vendors and … continue reading

AlphaGo wins last match of Go, Amazon wants to patent paying by selfie, and CloudBees’ new Jenkins certification—SD Times news digest: March 15, 2016

The five matches between champion Go player Lee Sedol and Google’s artificial intelligence program Alpha has come to a close. AlphaGo came out on top, beating the 9-dan professional player four times. The AP noted that this game was thought to be unbeatable by a computer. The head of the DeepMind team, Demis Hassabis, said … continue reading

Microsoft ending support for VS 2005, Go champion beats AI, and Qualcomm’s new VR SDK—SD Times digest: March 14, 2016

Microsoft will no longer provide security updates, technical support or hotfixes for Visual Studio 2005 as of April 12. The company announced it is ending support for all VS 2005 products, components and runtimes included with them. These products include: Visual Studio 2005 Standard Edition Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition Visual Studio 2005 Team Suite … continue reading

Microsoft joins Eclipse, Embarcadero squares in on developers, and AlphaGo beats worldwide Go champion—SD Times news digest: March 9, 2016

Microsoft is looking to collaborate more closely with the Eclipse community as a Solutions Member of the Eclipse Foundation. This move will allow Microsoft to develop tools and services to all development teams, as well as to continuously improve its cloud services, SDKs and tools. “Microsoft delivers a number of Eclipse-based tools today. The Azure … continue reading

Google’s AlphaGo to take on the world’s best Go player, Apache Flink 1.0, and Windows 10 Mobile rollout—SD Times news digest: March 8, 2016

Google’s artificial intelligence system from Google’s DeepMind unit will try to beat the very top player in the ancient Chinese board game of Go, starting tomorrow. The contest will be livestreamed on DeepMind’s YouTube channel. The five matches can be watched on March 8, 9, 11, 12 and 14. Starting at 8 pm Pacific Time, … continue reading

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