Why You Should Legit Worry About Google’s Latest Achievement

Google’s playing games that could have a major impact on your life. Its AlphaGo artificial intelligence program on Tuesday triumphed over one of the world’s greatest Go players. This was the fifth and final game in a series that began last week, and the win proves in no uncertain terms that the search giant has made great leaps in its ability to predict human behavior. This is notable because Go is such a complex game — much more so than chess — and because the sort of AI technology used to master the game could impact how people experience life online. “It’s going to be used for ads. There’s no question,” John Havens, a well-known AI expert and author of Heartificial Intelligence, told The Huffington Post. “I’m not trying to demonize,…


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