The Sputnik moment came when DeepMind’s artificial intelligence system AlphaGo defeated Go’s world champion, Lee Sedol by a marvellous 4 games to 1. Eighteen months later, AlphaZero was released by DeepMind. Unlike AlphaGo, human experts did not train AlphaZero. Instead, it taught itself and was able to not only defeat its predecessor but also other systems. Few months later, countries started investing and announcing national AI strategies. CPPR Research Associate, Angela Cicily Joseph writes..
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