Google’s AI Plays Go Against the World Champion Today

Recognized as a key developer of the program, Huang works for DeepMind, the AI arm of Google. DeepMind says it will donate the prize to charity should it win. Speaking at a press meeting before the man-versus-computer Go match, Jeffrey Dean, a Google senior fellow, drew a rosy picture of technologies behind AlphaGo, such as deep learning and machine learning, dispelling some worries raised by some pessimists on AI. “If everyone has A.I. powers, then there’s not any one person or a small set of individuals who can have A.I. superpower”. A computer has beaten the world chess champion, but the Chinese game Go is seen as significantly more complex. Following his loss Se-dol said: “I admit I am in shock, I did not think I would lose”. Additionally, both…


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