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Tech Tuesday: Breakthrough Technologies, Google's Bad Answers, Nintendo Switch

AlphaGo defeats human in game
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Artificial intelligence program AlphaGo defeated a human opponent in a recent match of the strategy board game Go. It uses a process called "Reinforcement Learning," one of the ten breakthoughs highlighted by the MIT Technology Review.

MIT recently announced their 2017 breakthrough technologies, which are the tech innovations they predict will have the biggest impact on culture, medicine, economics and politics this year. Featured on their list is facial recognition technology that can be used to make purchases and computer reinforcement learning, which allows computer programs to "learn" from past behaviors and could be the next breakthrough in self-driving technology. Today we'll discuss these tech innovations, how Google may be giving inaccurate answers to questions and the Nintendo Switch.

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