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Google's 'superhuman' DeepMind AI claims chess crown

Google's 'superhuman' DeepMind AI claims chess crown

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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 ...
Google DeepMind NHS medical trial broke UK privacy law

Google DeepMind NHS medical trial broke UK privacy law

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A UK hospital did not do enough to protect the privacy of patients when it shared data with Google, the UK's Information Commission (ICO) has ruled.The ICO censured the Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust about data handed over during trials of a novel way to detect kidney injuries.Among other failings, the ICO said the hospital did not tell patients enough about the way their data was used.The trust said it would tackle "shortcomings" in its data-handling.Privacy impactDetails on about 1.6 million patients was provided to Google's DeepMind division during the early stages of the medical trial last year. The information was used to develop and refine an alert, diagnosis and detection system that can spot when patients are at risk of developing acute kidney injury (AKI). The result of the trial...