Explaining AI: Why does it matter that a computer can beat a grandmaster at a strategy board game?

 

AlphaGo, Alphabet’s supercomputer, made headlines in May of last year when it beat the world’s best Go player. But why does it matter that a computer can beat a grandmaster at Go? This video explains why the victory has generated so much hype and why Artificial Intelligence has become the buzzword of the 21st century.