As I pointed out upthread, if the best masters of go are learning from the AI, then it’s a pretty safe argument that
- Algorithms can’t just use memorization of moves as mechanism, as there would be nothing novel to learn in their approach.
- The algorithms are finding novel strategies, so they have surpassed humans, which is more than matching them.
What is also important is that while alphago is amazing at playing go, it can’t figure out what to make you for dinner. AI is trained for specific tasks, and excels at that task, but there isn’t anything like generalized AI that can solve “problems” in a more general way. Humans are still far better there, at least some of us…
[timex, I know you aren’t making this argument]