Time to put AI knowledge to use

Time to put AI knowledge to use Updated: 2016-03-19 09:22 By Sun Xiangping(China Daily) South Korean professional Go player Lee Sedol attends a press conference after finishing the final match of the Google DeepMind Challenge Match against Google’s artificial intelligence program, AlphaGo. [Photo/IC] Google has never been away from news. But this time it is hogging the limelight because its artificial intelligence-powered AlphaGo has defeated South Korean Go master Lee Se-dol 4:1 in a five-match series. AlphaGo’s victory has also prompted some observers to say Google is far ahead of Chinese technology companies in terms of AI research. Such a conclusion, however, does not reflect reality. In terms of pure theoretical research in AI, China hardly lags behind the United States or any other country. Actually, it is hard to…


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