Computer Science

CS Department Special Event: FILM SCREENING & SHORT TALK

Film:      AlphaGo (2017)
Date/Time: Friday, April 13, 5:10 – 7 pm
           Dinner will be served
           The event is freeLocation:  Kemper 1131Speaker:   Andy Okun, President of the American Go Association, will share his thoughts about advances in machine learning
and Go before the screening.  Andy attended the Deep Mind Challenge Match in Seoul, and has closely
followed the evolution of computer Go. He understands well how these programs work.

Sponsors:  The UC Davis Department of Computer Science
The UC Davis Computer Science Club

Hosts:     Phillip Rogaway and Zhou Yu

Notes:     Friends and family are welcome

Poster:    [[URL]]

Abstract:  With more board configurations than there are atoms in the universe, the ancient Chinese game of Go has long been considered a grand challenge for artificial intelligence. On March 9, 2016, the worlds of Go and artificial intelligence collided in South Korea for an extraordinary best-of-five-game competition, coined The DeepMind Challenge Match. Hundreds of millions of people around the world watched as a legendary Go master took on an unproven AI challenger for the first time in history.

Directed by Greg Kohs with an original score by Academy Award nominee, Hauschka, AlphaGo chronicles a journey from the halls of Oxford, through the backstreets of Bordeaux, past the coding terminals of Google DeepMind in London, and ultimately, to the seven-day tournament in Seoul. As the drama unfolds, more questions emerge: What can artificial intelligence reveal about a 3000-year-old game? What can it teach us about humanity?

1131 Kemper Hall

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