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Artificial Intelligence beats us in chess, but not in memory

15 January 2021
The new piece of research has been published in Physical Review Letters

In the last decades, Artificial Intelligence has shown to be very good at achieving exceptional goals in several fields. Chess is one of them: in 1996, for the first time, the computer Deep Blue beat a human player, chess champion Garry Kasparov. A new piece of research shows now that the brain strategy for storing memories may lead to imperfect memories, but in turn, allows it to store more memories, and with less hassle than AI. The new study, carried out by SISSA scientists in collaboration with Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience & Centre for Neural Computation, Trondheim, Norway, has just been published in Physical Review Letters. (Image Gerd Altmann in Pixabay)

The paper: Schönsberg, Francesca, Yasser Roudi, and Alessandro Treves. Physical Review Letters 126.1 (2020): 018301