It is a game which has been described as intensely contemplative and almost hypnotic, with there being more board configurations than there are atoms in the universe this is the ancient Chinese game of Go, and it has long been considered a grand challenge for artificial intelligence as it is simply the most complex game ever devised by man.
It was on March 9. 2016, that the worlds of Go and artificial intelligence collided in South Korea for an incredible best out of five competition, which was coined The DeepMind Challenge Match. It was witnessed by hundreds of millions of people located all over the globe and saw a legendary Go master take on an unproven AI challenger for the first time in history.
AlphaGo is a film which was directed by Greg Kohs which chronicles the journey that DeepMind Technologies took in order to develop this powerful AI. As the drama unfolds what can artificial intelligence reveal about a 3000-year-old game? and can it teach us anything about humanity?