The CEO of Google DeepMind is facing his biggest challenge to date

Google DeepMindGoogle DeepMind CEO and world Go champion Lee Sedol. This week, Demis Hassabis, the CEO and cofounder of artificial intelligence (AI) company DeepMind, is in South Korea hoping that an AI created in a discrete office in London’s King’s Cross will outsmart the best player in the world at a complex Chinese board game known as “Go.” It’s a huge deal in the field of AI and potentially a landmark moment for Hassabis and DeepMind. Unlike chess, where computers have already beaten the best human players, Go has billions of possible moves (more moves than there are atoms in the universe, according to Hassabis), meaning it can’t be mastered by brute calculation. Some of the most impressive minds at some of the biggest technology companies in the world have turned…


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