Google AI Wins Second Go Match; Future Hacks Could Cause Injuries

Posted March 10th, 2016 at 11:57 am (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings:

South Korean professional Go player Lee Sedol reviews the match himself after losing the second match of the Google DeepMind Challenge Match to Google's artificial intelligence program, AlphaGo in Seoul, South Korea, March 10, 2016. (AP)

South Korean professional Go player Lee Sedol reviews the match he just lost in the Google DeepMind Challenge to Google’s artificial intelligence program, AlphaGo, in Seoul, South Korea, March 10, 2016. (AP)

Google’s AI Wins Pivotal Second Game in Match With Go Grandmaster

AlphaGo, Google’s artificial intelligence (AI) program, won a second round in the ancient Chinese board game Go against grandmaster Lee Sedol. No machine has ever beaten humans at Go, a complex strategy game where players vie for more ground. AlphaGo needs only one more victory to claim the tournament.

DeepMind Founder Demis Hassabis on How AI Will Shape the Future

Google’s AlphaGo program is only one part of the company’s artificial intelligence efforts. The company’s DeepMind division, which has been developing a neural network to emulate – and exceed – human learning, has ambitious plans for the future that could go beyond board games to medicine and healthcare.

Trend Micro: Cyber-attacks Could Lead to Injuries, Fatalities

A new report from cybersecurity firm Trend Micro warns that hack attacks increasingly targeting businesses could ultimately lead to injuries and perhaps fatalities. The company’s Annual Security Roundup report cites autonomous cars as an example. Hackers could potentially take command of driverless cars in the middle of traffic, thereby endangering public safety.


Aida Akl
Aida Akl is a journalist working on VOA's English Webdesk. She has written on a wide range of topics, although her more recent contributions have focused on technology. She has covered both domestic and international events since the mid-1980s as a VOA reporter and international broadcaster.

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