Go forces researchers to attempt to model how people perceive and learn patterns in playing the game, and over the last 10 years substantial progress has been made. It may even be possible in the future to pass a Turing- type Go test whereby it will be impossible to distinguish between a human and machine player of the game.
Turing's test may not be of continuing importance to artificial intelligence, but it is to cognitive science which seeks to build computational models of how people learn, perceive and solve problems.
Dr EDMUND FURSE
Department of Computer Studies
University of Glamorgan