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.
While headway in the artificial intelligence (AI) industry has many worried about potential jobs losses, others see this as a perfect opportunity to nurture an economy that is completely human-based.
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.
Facebook, Amazon, Google — why did they get so big, so fast? Economists say winner-takes-all "network effects" make such firms natural monopolies — and that we can expect network effects to become ever more important.
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.
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