Directed by Greg Kohs
90 min | 2017 | USA | Not Rated
Presented in English and Korean with English subtitles (Open Captions)
Post-film discussion with Tucker Hermans, founding member of The University of Utah Robotics Center.
With more board configurations than there are atoms in the universe, the ancient Chinese game of Go has long been considered a grand challenge for artificial intelligence. On March 9, 2016, the worlds of Go and artificial intelligence collided in South Korea for an extraordinary best-of-five-game competition, coined The DeepMind Challenge Match. Hundreds of millions of people around the world watched as a legendary Go master took on an unproven AI challenger for the first time in history.
Directed by Greg Kohs with an original score by Academy Award nominee, Hauschka, AlphaGo chronicles a journey from the halls of Oxford, through the backstreets of Bordeaux, past the coding terminals of Google DeepMind in London, and ultimately, to the seven-day tournament in Seoul. As the drama unfolds, more questions emerge: What can artificial intelligence reveal about a 3000-year-old game? What can it teach us about humanity?
Winner: Knowledge Is Power Special Founders Science Prize–2017 Traverse City Film Festival; Official Selection: 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, 2017 BFI London Film Festival
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