ON THE CUTTING EDGE: Yes, But Can It Win At Strategema?
It took 18 years of painstaking analysis of all 500 billion billion possible board positions, but computer science researchers at the University of Alberta in Canada finally created a program that cannot lose at checkers – even in a perfect game, a human can hope only to play to a draw. You can see for yourself.
Tic-tac-Toe, Connect Four and Qubic have already succumbed to raw computational power. Poker’s next.