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Google's 'superhuman' DeepMind AI claims chess crown

Google's 'superhuman' DeepMind AI claims chess crown

Technology
Google says its AlphaGo Zero artificial intelligence program has triumphed at chess against world-leading specialist software within hours of teaching itself the game from scratch.The firm's DeepMind division says that it played 100 games against Stockfish 8, and won or drew all of them.The research has yet to be peer reviewed.But experts already suggest the achievement will strengthen the firm's position in a competitive sector."From a scientific point of view, it's the latest in a series of dazzling results that DeepMind has produced," the University of Oxford's Prof Michael Wooldridge told the BBC."The general trajectory in DeepMind seems to be to solve a problem and then demonstrate it can really ramp up performance, and that's very impressive."DeepMind has previously defeated several ...
Trump claims FBI's reputation 'worst in history'

Trump claims FBI's reputation 'worst in history'

World
Donald Trump has claimed the FBI's reputation is "in tatters" and at its lowest point in history amid questions over his sacking of a former national security adviser.The US President is facing claims he obstructed justice after appearing to confirm for the first time that he knew ex-adviser Michael Flynn lied to the FBI over conversations with Moscow's ambassador to the US.Responding to allegations he attempted to pressure ex-FBI director James Comey "to let Flynn go" after learning that the retired general made false statements to agents, Mr Trump said he "never asked Comey to stop investigating Flynn".In a series of tweets, the President attacked the intelligence agency's reputation and said it was a case of "fake news covering another Comey lie".He said: "After years of Comey, with the...
Team USA's Gabby Douglas claims sexual abuse by team doctor

Team USA's Gabby Douglas claims sexual abuse by team doctor

Sports
Another member of the US Olympic gymnastics team has come forward with sexual abuse claims against former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar. Gabby Douglas wrote in an Instagram post, "It would be like saying that because of the leotards we wore, it was our fault that we were abused by Larry Nassar. I didn't publicly share my experiences as well as many other things because for years we were conditioned to stay silent and honestly some things were extremely painful." Douglas, 21, is a three-time Olympic gold medalist who competed in 2012 and 2016. Earlier this month, Aly Raisman -- Douglas' teammate on the last two Olympic teams -- came forward alleging that Nassar had abused her. Prior to that, McKayla Maroney shared in an Instagram post that Nassar abused her from when she was 13. J...
Sylvester Stallone accused of sexual assault by girl, 16 – he denies claims

Sylvester Stallone accused of sexual assault by girl, 16 – he denies claims

Entertainment
GETTY IMAGESALLEGATIONS: Stallone has been accused of forcing a 16-year-old girl into a threesomeThe Rocky Balboa actor branded claims that he frightened a teenage girl into a threesome in a Las Vegas hotel.It has been alleged Stallone, 71, threatened to beat the girl is she revealed details of the tryst.However, he had called the claims "ridiculous" and "categorically false", according to Daily News.The unidentified accuser was just 16 at the time of the claimed attack in July 1986.GETTY IMAGESDENIAL: The Rocky actor has branded the allegations 'ridiculous' “No one was ever aware of this story until it was published today, including Mr Stallone” Michelle Bega, Sylvester Stallone representativeThey are said to have filed a report with Las Vegas police after the alleged
Louis CK: Sexual misconduct claims 'true'

Louis CK: Sexual misconduct claims 'true'

Entertainment
American comedian Louis CK has said the allegations of sexual misconduct against him are true.He issued a statement as his new film I Love You Daddy was scrapped by its distributor after five women made claims against the Emmy-winning performer.Comedy actresses Dana Min Goodman and Julia Wolov are among the accusers and they told the New York Times he had masturbated in front of them after inviting them to his hotel room after a show in 2002.Another actress, Abby Schachner, said the comedian masturbated while he was on the phone to her when she called to invite him to one of her shows.Rebecca Corry, a comedian, claimed the actor asked her if he could masturbate in front of her in 2005.The fifth woman, who wanted to remain anonymous, said he repeatedly asked her to watch him masturbate whil...