DeepMind's AlphaGo Learns Without Humans

Oct 20, 2017, 03:05 PM

The software that beat the world champion at the ancient game of Go can now teach itself to play, and outperform its previous version. Is this a big step towards general artificial intelligence? Plus, we visit a conference for Initial Coin Offerings or ICOs, the investment craze that's sweeping the cryptocurrency world. And, we chat to Professor William Webb, telecoms expert and author of the forthcoming book Our Digital Future, on why he thinks tech such as fully autonomous cars and 5G data networks are much further away than many companies claim. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Jane Wakefield, and special guest Ingrid Lunden, writer and editor at TechCrunch.

(Image: Computer-generated human head representing artificial intelligence, Credit: Getty Images).