An Infusion of AI Makes Google Translate More Powerful Than Ever

GoogleLast March, a computer built by a team of Google engineers beat one of the world’s top players at the ancient game of Go. The match between AlphaGo and Korean grandmaster Lee Sedol was so exhilarating, so upsetting, and so unexpectedly powerful, we turned it into a cover story for the magazine. On a Friday in late April, we were about an hour away from sending this story to the printer when I got an email. According to the email, Lee had won all five matches—and all against top competition—since his loss to AlphaGo. Even as it surpasses human talents, AI can also pull humans to new heights—a theme that ran through our magazine story. After playing AlphaGo, Lee said the machine opened his eyes to new ways of playing…


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