AlphaGo

Greg Kohs

How long before software writes better thrillers than best-selling authors? Will we be able to tell the difference between artificial pop music and that of real composers? The software company DeepMind uses the ancient Chinese board game of Go to test their artificial-intelligence algorithms. They invited European Champion Fan Hui to come to London and to his great surprise he loses five consecutive games. The company then heads to Seoul to challenge Lee Sedol, who holds 18 international titles.

The cerebral clash develops into a hotly mediatised match and the documentary primarily records the emotions of players, nerds and hysterical journalists in an effective way. Google (DeepMind’s owner) could not have conceptualised more effective advertising for the software it uses to take increasingly invasive control of our daily lives.

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More information

Filmmaker
Greg Kohs
Country
USA
Year
2017
Medium
DCP
Length
90’
Language
English, Korean
Producer
Gary Krieg, Josh Rosen, Kevin Proudfoot
Production Company
Moxie Pictures
Sales
Submarine Entertainment
Cinematography
Greg Kohs
Editor
Cindy Lee
Sound Design
Glenfield Payne
Music
Hauschka
Website
https://www.reelasdirt.com/