In 2016, Google’s DeepMind team announced that they would be taking on Lee Sedol: the world’s most elite Go champion. The match was set for a weeklong tournament in Seoul in early 2016, and there was more at stake than the million dollar prize.
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Why can't these guys be humble? Just admit you have no idea who will win. It's a damn computer, and nobody really wants it to win. It says something about our limitations. At least it wasn't IBM, because they cheated in the chess match with Kasparov. It's hard to play AlphaGo because it doesn't play like a human. Only 30 years left before our robot overlords take over. Did I say overlords? I meant protectors.
I'm a Go player so I'm biased. I remember seeing the game broadcasted and myself trembled with the realization that I was at the era of intersections. The documentary captures every of that feeling and will be interesting even to a non-Go player.
The best thing about this doc was that it led me to a greater understanding of what computers who play games can do for humans who play games. Unlike people, computers get nothing out of go or chess or anything else; there is no meaning. But when that computer makes an interesting move, it opens up the entire world of the game for the human mind. We will always appreciate *thinking* in a way that no line of code can.
7,3. Didn't appreciated the emotional soundtrack, the kind of music you hear in a action film when the hero saves everyone, and the drama they putted in. But the content of the documentary is spetacular.