This week in MoneyWeek: the birth of artificial intelligence

First the machines came for the menial jobs. Since then, they’ve climbed the corporate ladder and now sit on the board of directors at least one venture capital firm in Japan. But that’s Japan, you say. Well, if you thought your job was safe, you might want to think again. In the cover story of this week’s MoneyWeek magazine, Matthew Partridge gets to grips with the nuts and bolts of what’s driving the rise of artificial intelligence, or AI for those in the know. Make no mistake, this is no science fiction. Only just recently, a precocious computer named AlphaGo beat the Korean champion, Lee Sedol, at the board game Go. Sedol expected the best of five challenge to be a cake walk. His only concern was, says Matthew, “that…


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