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  Alphabet-owned AI company DeepMind’s  AlphaZero system  taught itself to outwit DeepMind’s own specialised system for playing Go.

Last year the Alphabet-owned AI company DeepMind revealed to the world a system called AlphaZero that taught itself to outwit DeepMind’s own specialis(...)

  A blue plaque at Kings College in Cambridge commemorating former student and computer pioneer Alan Turing, taken on 8th April 2016. Photograph: Getty Images

Alan Turing became a household name after 2014’s film The Imitation Game which detailed the crucial role that the British mathematician played in deco(...)

  Norway’s Magnus Carlsen hits the clock as he plays in the tie-break matches of the 2018 World Chess Championship against Fabiano Caruana  in London. Photograph: Getty Images

After nearly three weeks, the deadlock has been broken – finally Magnus Carlsen has successfully completed the third defence of a World Chess Champion(...)

Fabiano Caruana makes a move in the 12th match of the final against Norway’s World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen. Photograph:  Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

The world championship tilt between Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana will be decided in a quickfire tie-breaker after Monday’s Game 12 ended in a 31(...)

Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana attend the press conference of the FIDE World Chess Championship. Photograph: Tristan Fewings/Getty Images

The last time an American challenged for the world chess championship it was seen as an almighty clash of civilisations: west versus east, capitalism (...)

Pep Guardiola: is on the cusp of winning a seventh league title in three countries. Photograph: Richard Sellers/PA Wire

Thursday morning, Manchester City: as he surveyed the shock and awe, the red mist and the critical hiss from the previous evening in Liverpool – plus (...)

Liam Cunningham, who plays Davos Seaworth in ‘Game of Thrones’, will speak at the Web Summit

The company behind the Web Summit has a permanent six-bedroom “crash pad” for new employees arriving in Dublin as part of efforts to circumvent the ho(...)

Judit Polgár: “It’s very important where you put your goals. If my goal hadn’t been to be in the absolute best category, I would not have been able to be for 26 years the number one in the ladies’ category.” Photograph: Stefan64

“Without work, talent is lost,” said the “queen of chess”. It has been a long, hard journey for Judit Polgár. Speaking at an event held this week by (...)

 Garry Kasparov: widely considered to have been the best chess player of modern times

It’s 20 years today since a computer called Deep Blue beat the then world chess champion, Garry Kasparov, in a best-of-six series, an event that heral(...)

Former world chess champion Garry Kasparov, speaking at the Re:publica digital culture festival in Berlin.

In the old Soviet Union, news – which might or might not be true – came through just two outlets: Pravda and Channel 1. “But now, there’s one truth a(...)

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