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AlphaGo

Seemingly simple but deceptively complex, the game of "Go" serves as the backdrop for this battle between artificial intelligence and man.

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On paper, a 90-minute documentary involving the playing of a 3,000-year-old Chinese board game wouldn't seem to lend itself to adjectives like "lively" and "compelling," but darned if Greg Kohs' AlphaGo isn't those things and more.

The ancient Chinese game of Go has long been considered a grand challenge for artificial intelligence. Yet, in 2016, Google's DeepMind team announced that they would be taking on Lee Sedol, the world's most elite Go champion. AlphaGo chronicles the team as it prepares to test the limits of its rapidly-evolving AI technology. The film pits man against machine, and reveals as much about the workings of the human mind as it does the future of AI.

Director
Greg Kohs
Cast
Lee SedolDemis HassabisDavid SilverFan HuiFrank LantzCade MetzMartin ReesAja HuangMaddy LeachNam Chi HyungNick BostromJulian Schrittwieser
Genres
Documentary
Country
USA
Language
English, Korean
Available
Jan 1 2018

On paper, a 90-minute documentary involving the playing of a 3,000-year-old Chinese board game wouldn't seem to lend itself to adjectives like "lively" and "compelling," but darned if Greg Kohs' AlphaGo isn't those things and more.