How Alphabet chair Eric Schmidt counts on Artificial Intelligence at Google

‘I can’t quantify our investment into AI, but it will eventually be embedded in everything,’ Alphabet chairman Eric Schmidt says. The New York Times by Madhumita Murgia Few company chairmen could justify taking a 10-hour flight to travel 9100 kilometres to watch a board game being played. But Eric Schmidt could. The Alphabet chairman last week took the trip from Google’s holding company’s headquarters in California to Seoul to watch world Go champion Lee Se-dol go head to head with AlphaGo, an algorithm created by Google-owned British artificial intelligence company DeepMind, over five rounds of the ancient east Asian board game. “When I was a young computer scientist in the 70s, there were many claims that we would beat human intelligence. None of it happened,” Schmidt said over a gourmet Chinese meal a few…


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