Robots haven’t taken over the world yet…but this is a good start. Imagine this: you tell a computer system how the pieces move — nothing more. Then you tell it to learn to play the game. And a day later — yes, just 24 hours — it has figured it out to the level that beats the strongest programs in the world convincingly! Being able to beat humans at their own games is considered a benchmark for AI. Google DeepMind’s ‘superhuman’ AlphaZero computer taught itself to beat humans at chess, shogi and Go.