On March 10th of 2016 at the Four Seasons hotel in Seoul, South Korea, man and machine faced off in the second of five games. The worlds of AI and Go would never be the same.
In games like Go, with more possible positions than the number of atoms in the universe, manually crunching through possibilities loses its punch. Enter neural networks.
Over a hundred and fifty years after Poe unmasked the Mechanical Turk, a real automated chess machine beats the best human player in the world.
Edgar Allen Poe was a science fiction author and a mystery writer. He also unmasked what may have been the world’s first hoax AI.