Hype about artificial intelligence overrated

Not only has Korean go grandmaster Lee Se-dol become a national sensation, but AlphaGo, the artificial intelligence (AI) computer program created by Google’s DeepMind, has been the focus of public attention for the last few days.The program has shocked the go community. Both domestic and international media outlets competed to churn out reports about the historic game between a human and a computer program.Google, the software giant which has made a huge investment for the development of advanced AI, is also regarded a victor of the event — the promotional effect of the match on its brand power could be priceless.However, the hype around Artificial Intelligence appears to be a bit overrated.AlphaGo is just a well-made computer program on well-structured algorithm software.The point is that Google created “something new” and…


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