The matches are available to watch on YouTube Tak

first_imgThe matches are available to watch on YouTube.Take a selfie, make a purchase at AmazonAmazon has recently filed a patent application for a process that would allow shoppers to make a purchase by taking a photo and or video of themselves rather than inputting their account password.The application is related to a separate patent Amazon holds for a technology that allows a device to authenticate a user via a photo or video. This is not necessary to complete a transaction, reported Re/code. The current application is designed to make it safe for shoppers to buy something online by relying on images of themselves instead of typing in a password.Under the scenario in the patent application, a phone or computer “can prompt the user to perform certain actions, motions or gestures, such as to smile, blink, or tilt his or her head,” reported Re/code. The five matches between champion Go player Lee Sedol and Google’s artificial intelligence program Alpha has come to a close. AlphaGo came out on top, beating the 9-dan professional player four times.The AP noted that this game was thought to be unbeatable by a computer. The head of the DeepMind team, Demis Hassabis, said that Sedol stretched AlphaGo to its limits, and now the team can use the mistakes and successes from the matches to further improve AI.According to NPR, Sedol took the loss personally, and didn’t want people to think this means a human can never beat AlphaGo.“I don’t know what to say,” Sedol said, according to NPR. “I kind of felt powerless.”last_img

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