In this episode we discuss the end of humanity, as the Alpha-Go computer program defeated human champion Lee Sedol in a game of Baduk (Go). Pleased to have ranked chess player Kevin Em join us for this important discussion.
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On the Pulse – Discussing the impact of a computer besting a human in a board game. There’s a lot more at stake here than simply just winning a game, what are the implications for this? Is this just the beginning? Will humans no longer have a future? Are the robots going to nuke us in a Moonraker-esque plan to rid the world of humans and start over? Signs point to probably not, but in any event, we have Kevin, who is a ranked chess player discuss the implications of this feat with us, and drawing correlations to Deep Blue’s win over Garry Kasparov in 1996 and 1997.
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