TECH TALK: Artificial Intelligence is moving out of the lab and into our world at large

By Javed Anwer Published: 23:25, 14 March 2016 | Updated: 23:25, 14 March 2016 Last week there were two interesting incidents involving artificial intelligence (AI). In both cases the company behind the innovations 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” types 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. AlphaGo, an AI system created by Google, crushed 18-time world Go champion Lee Sedol in SeoulMeanwhile in San Francisco, Google’s self-driving cars are currently doing the rounds. The cars are already very good at driving themselves, following the rules,…


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