AlphaGo’s next move

Cross-posted from the DeepMind blog

With just three stones on the board, it was clear that this was going to be no ordinary game of Go

Chinese Go Grandmaster and world number one Ke Jie departed from his typical style of play and opened with a “3:3 point” strategy—a highly unusual approach aimed at quickly claiming corner territory at the start of the game. The placement is rare amongst Go players, but it’s a favoured position of our program AlphaGo. Ke Jie was playing it at its own game. 

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The High Five: trending searches this week

The tragic attack in Manchester was top of mind for many searchers this week. Here’s a look at what people wanted to know, and four other trending topics from the week of May 21.

Attack in Manchester

This week, a terrorist attack in Manchester, England claimed the lives of 22 people attending an Ariana Grande concert. People turned to Google to make sense of the event, searching to find out what happened, where the bomb went off, and who was responsible. Top countries searching for “Manchester” since the attacks include Mauritius, Ireland and Uganda, while the top U.S. states are New Hampshire, Connecticut and Massachusetts.

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Initial Interest Confusion rears its ugly head once more in trademark infringement case

Columnist Chris Silver Smith details recent trademark infringement cases in which site search results pages caused legal issues for retailer sites. E-commerce businesses should take notice!

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Turning #teampixel photography into an immersive art exhibit

For the next few weeks on the iconic High Line in New York, you can check out hundreds of images submitted by Pixel users from around the world. Together with Refinery29, we’ve created the Meadow, an immersive digital installation that celebrates the creativity of Pixel photographers. Shooting with one of the best smartphone cameras, they’ve captured the incredible images that are featured in the Meadow.

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Photo Credit: Luis Ruiz for MATTE Projects

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Team Pixel mirror

Photo Credit: Luis Ruiz for MATTE Projects

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Photo Credit: Luis Ruiz for MATTE Projects

The Meadow is open to the public (for free!) from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. from now until June 4. If you’re part of the Pixel community, tag your photos with #teampixel—you may have the opportunity to see them on the High Line!

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