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Google's DeepMind has developed a program for playing the 3000 y.o. Go using AI. They test AlphaGo on the European champion, then March 9-15, 2016, on the top player, Lee Sedol, in a best of 5 tournament in Seoul.

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With more board configurations than there are atoms in the observable universe, the ancient Chinese game of 'Go' has long been considered a grand challenge for artificial intelligence. On March 9, 2016, the worlds of Go and artificial intelligence collided in South Korea for an extraordinary best-of-five-game competition, coined the Google DeepMind Challenge Match. Hundreds of millions of people around the world watched as a legendary Go master took on an unproven AI challenger for the first time in history. Directed by Greg Kohs with an original score by Academy Award nominee, Hauschka, AlphaGo chronicles a journey from the halls of Cambridge, through the backstreets of Bordeaux, past the coding terminals of DeepMind in London, and, ultimately, to the seven-day tournament in Seoul. As the drama unfolds, more questions emerge: What can artificial intelligence reveal about a 3000-year-old game? What can it teach us about humanity? Written by AlphaGo

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Andrew Jackson: If DeepMind has figured out how to write code that doesn't have bugs, that is a bigger news story then AlphaGo.
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Naviety about the game is no impediment to enjoyment.
7 September 2019 | by CarrzinhoSee all my reviews

Documentary about the battle between Artificial Intelligence and Man. This time it's the game "Go" that serves as the backdrop. This is a fascinating piece that shows how clever developmentally computers are getting. It reflects on our perception of the hierarchy of man and machine. It questions our value and role in the future and discusses fears. It delves deep into our psyche and self reflection and in the main, the device is the showdown between AI system DeepMind and the legendary Go grandmaster. It's staggering how your and the protagonists loyalties and emotions are swung about when dealing with the opaque, neutral computer program as the games cut and thrust are played out in front of our eyes. The film is very aware that your understanding of the game may be minimal. You find yourself glued to the commentators reactions to button placement. How the AI's winning forecast percentage climbs and drops. You like 95% of those featured, are watching a game played to such a high level it is beyond comprehension and you can share in the emotion of those watching, as you are their equal. It could be said that the drama of the matches was an unforeseen gift but i suspect the editors are so deft and so adept they could have weaved a captivating movie regardless out outcome or sequence of events. The film raises and ponders some very interesting questions. It's very tonally assured, nothing is heavy handed. Talking heads are sparingly used but feel vital. It's also subtlety educational and you will feel more enlightened about the possibilities of AI. EIGHT


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