Robert Hearn, PhD, takes a closer look at what happened in the first leg between AlphaGo and Lee Se-Dol. It starts with some information on Go in general and on the Go computer history, then goes on to the peculiarity of AlphaGo and the historical match.
Bob also comments on how this match sparked an irreversible fervor for AI and its own predictions for the future of AI.
Bob is a serious player and has studied both traditional artificial intelligence and computational neuroscience, especially with Marvin Minsky. Bob completed his Ph.D. at MIT in the CSIT – MIT Computer and Artificial Intelligence Lab. He is also a successful software entrepreneur, best known for ClarisWorks, and a national class runner.
This meeting and this video were made possible thanks to the sponsorship of Sentient Technologies (http://sentient.ai).