Demis Hassabis, master of the new machine age

The creator of the AI game-playing program makes all the right moves, writes Murad Ahmed Lee Se-Dol is the world champion of Go, the ancient Chinese board game that is considered the world’s most complex. This week, the South Korean took on an artificially intelligent computer program called AlphaGo created by DeepMind, a British company owned by Google. In the series of five matches in Seoul, the machine is winning, taking a 2-0 lead in the contest. More Person in the news The victories have a human mastermind in Demis Hassabis, co-founder and chief executive of DeepMind. He describes Mr Lee as the “Roger Federer of Go”, and for some the computer program’s achievement is akin to a robot taking to the lawns of Wimbledon and beating the legendary tennis…

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