Evolutionary algorithm outperforms deep-learning machines at video games

Most of AI is just hype. Ask anyone in the field how much of it is PR making things look magical and how much is actually new innovative progress.

Remember when Google made AlphaGO? One of the largest news headlines in months, an AI beating one of the world's most complex games.

Alphago used montecarlo simulation but with a huge amount of computing power behind it (horizontal scaling): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monte_Carlo_tree_search

Monte Carlo has been around for decades, Google did nothing new.

This is the case with almost EVERY AI application today - faster hardware but the same software. There has been very little advancement in AI in the last 30 years.

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