Robot beats human at rock, paper, scissors. Every time. (via The Christian Science Monitor)

It didn't really come as a surprise when they started beating us at checkers. There are, after all, a finite number of possible configurations of pieces on the board (about 500 billion billion), each with an optimal move. Creating a computer program that could never lose at checkers really just came…

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