Inside Higher Ed
Pew Research Center
Go is often viewed as a game computers could never play. Now AlphaGo has proven the naysayers wrong, beating a world-class Go player for the first time.
New York Times
These computers are not programmed instead, connections between the circuits are “weighted” according to correlations in data that the processor has already “learned.” Those weights are then altered as data flows in to the chip, causing them to change their values. That generates a signal that travels to other components and, in reaction, changes the neural network, programming the next actions much the same way that information alters human thoughts and actions.