It’s a brave but wild new world for Artificial Intelligence

Mail Today Bureau   New Delhi     Last Updated: March 15, 2016  | 00:00 IST Last week there were two interesting incidents involving the artificial intelligence (AI). In both cases the company behind the AI was Google. In Seoul, AlphaGo, an AI system created by Google, crushed Lee Sedol, an 18-time world champion regarded as this decade’s top player of Go. And this was not just one of those “AI-calculated-faster-than-a-human” type of victory. Go is an ancient game, invented by humans over 2,000 years ago. It is vastly more complex than Chess and requires intuition. That an AI is now superior at Go is a big deal for better or worse. The incident happened in San Francisco, the city where Google’s driverless cars are running around. They are already very good at driving themselves, following…


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