I enjoy playing computer games but I'm never very good at them. So I feel humbled to learn that a machine not only taught itself to play games but plays some better than any human!
Computer scientists at DeepMind in London created an artificial intelligence (AI) which isn't told in advance how to play games but has to figure them out. It's goal is to improve its own score at whatever game it plays.
Previously AI had to be specifically programmed to play games such as chess. This general-purpose AI thinks creatively, more like a human.