April 10, 2017
Google first brought attention to its DeepMind-based artificial intelligence AlphaGo when last year it obliterated the then-leading Go player Lee Sedol in a highly piblicized match-up. Now it wants to team up the crafty AI with humans so they can learn from its unusual moves.
In a new blog post, DeepMind CEO and co-founder Demis Hassabis announced AlphaGo is set to emerge on a new adventure that will first pair it up with professional Go players so they can learn from it – and then square it off against them so they can try to beat it.
During the period between May 23 and 27, the company will host a five-day festival focusing on artificial intelligence and Go in Wuzhen, China. Partnering with local government and the China Go Association, the ‘Future of Go Summit’ will bring AlphaGo together with the country’s top Go players and AI experts.
The event will offer a wide array of game formats that will put the AI and China’s highest-ranking Go players in various combinations, where the AI will play both as a teammate and an opponent.
This article was posted: Monday, April 10, 2017 at 7:18 am