Hey, Go Loser, Want a Rematch?

May 28, 2017

I read “AlphaGo Retires from Competitive Go after Defeating World Number One 3-0.” Enough of those fun and games. Alphabet Google has got to focus on generating revenue. The loser, one disgraced Go player, will not have a chance for a rematch. The reason is that Google’s technology has reached the “summit” of winning., When one is on top and you lose, tough luck. China must have had an inkling of defeat. The match was allegedly tough to follow in the Middle Kingdom. Filters are good, of course.

What will those Googlers do now? I learned from the write up that:

“The research team behind AlphaGo will now throw their considerable energy into the next set of grand challenges, developing advanced general algorithms that could one day help scientists as they tackle some of our most complex problems, such as finding new cures for diseases, dramatically reducing energy consumption, or inventing revolutionary new materials,” Hassabis says. “If AI systems prove they are able to unearth significant new knowledge and strategies in these domains too, the breakthroughs could be truly remarkable. We can’t wait to see what comes next.”

What about the former champion? Good question. It does  not appear that Alphabet Google will be hiring him as an adviser. Well, there’s always an opportunity to sell chicken of the cave as a go to street vendor. Oh, chicken of the cave is a euphemism for bat. Cave. Go get it.

Stephen E Arnold, May 28, 2017


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