Google's AlphaGo computer program won the first of five matches against South Korean professional Go player Lee Se-dol. He conceded defeat in a match broadcast live, with one YouTube stream drawing tens of thousands of spectators worldwide.
The 2017 Google I/O developer conference has left no doubt that the company sees its future linked to progress in artificial intelligence (AI) gadgets. But its closest competitors have long embarked on the same path.
As Lee Se-dol, the Go world champion, prepares to face Google DeepMind's computer program AlphaGo, in a five game match starting Wednesday, his chances look slim. AlphaGo is almost human.
It is a victory for artificial intelligence in a landmark battle between man and machine in the game of Go. The first in a series of matches between a computer and a professional player was held in Seoul on Wednesday.
David Hasselhoff drove an artificially intelligent car in "Knight Rider." Now he's starring in a short film written by AI. Hasselhoff told DW about the blurry line between his self-referential alter egos and himself.
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