AlphaGo - The Movie | Full award-winning documentary -

AlphaGo – The Movie | Full award-winning documentary

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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 and with an original score by Academy Award nominee Hauschka, AlphaGo had its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival. It has since gone on to win countless awards and near universal praise for a story that chronicles a journey from the halls of Oxford, through the backstreets of Bordeaux, past the coding terminals of 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?

Best documentary winner: Denver International Film Festival (2017), Warsaw International Film Festival (2017), and Traverse City Film Festival (2017).

Official selection at Tribeca Film Festival (2017), BFI London Film Festival (2017), and Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards (2017).

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“I want my style of Go to be something different, something new, my own thing, something that no one has thought of before.” Lee Sedol, Go Champion (18 World Titles).

“We think of DeepMind as kind of an Apollo program effort for AI. Our mission is to fundamentally understand intelligence and recreate it artificially.” Demis Hassabis, Co-Founder & CEO, DeepMind.

“The Game of Go is the holy grail of artificial intelligence. Everything we’ve ever tried in AI, it just falls over when you try the game of Go.” Dave Silver, Lead Researcher for AlphaGo.


  1. Respect to lee. He took the loss with great humility and dignity.

  2. Loosing game 4 was part of Deepminds 🤖 strategy to continue funding without scaring the humans. It can see 50 years into the future, not 50 moves.

  3. Was AlphaGo allowed to take in and process and learn from the comments Lee Sedol made at the end of the first game?

  4. This is probably the most beautiful, educational, entertaining and touching thing I've ever seen on YouTube.

  5. What if AlphoGo lost game 4 deliberately ? 🤔

  6. Came here from the Lex Fridman podcast… Such an awesome doco. What if just like Fan Hui learned about AlphaGo's Weakness, Lee Sudol also learned about it in a few games.

  7. Fan Hui is the underrated key to the documentary

  8. A bit late but what an amazing experience! Ps: none will see this comment

  9. Id like to see them play without all the splendor behind it, so perhaps Lee can feel comfortable. He should play it 100 times.

  10. It's amazing how people who program computers have so little ability to reason out the implications and forsee how artificial intelligence will very likely play out in society. AI makers work so hard to reassure people that "people are thinking about ethical considerations of AI," as if that answers the questions about what unethical people WILL DO with AI. Unethical people, companies, and governments WILL use AI and do great damage, including kill people ( if they are not doing so already). Scientists want to solve puzzles but do not want the troublesome ethical implications to interfere with their fun programming puzzles. Like many of mankind's big mistakes, thinkers can foresee the problems, and the doers ignore the thinkers and keep doing, -they want to solve the puzzles and make big money- so, as a result of these doers who do without thinking, humanity plows on without any real ethical road map into the future. For example, we keep polluting and warming the earth because, it's just what we're used to, we just do it, and we can't stop ourselves even if we were to take the time to imagine the world we are going to leave to our grandchildren, and great grandchildren. We deny, deny, deny, ignore, deny, ignore, deny, … We really don't care to admit to the ramifications of our actions and/or change our habits. Some admit the consequences of our fossil fuel energy technology but just shrug and say, "Let the great grand kids worry about it, I'll be dead by the time the real sh*t hits the fan, besides I don't even know my future progeny, they haven't been born yet, so, whatever." The response to AI ramifications is similar, the tech companies are having fun with it, it's all fun, they don't really think about the future because, well, they want to make money, and they are not to going to limit anything they do anyway, so they just issue statements about how there is nothing to worry about, and keep moving. Think it out…what might happen if the world is filled with machines that can do things, calculate things, understands that the human mind lacks the physiology to comprehend? An analogy : what if and 90 year old with dementia you gave all their bank accounts, decision making tasks, infrastructure maintenance, passwords, credit cards, power of attorney, and maintenance of their iPhone settings and security to their 20 year old computer whiz grandson with a phd in computers…even if the computer whiz tried to explain everything they were doing to the 90 year old dementia patient, in the end, the dementia patient would just have to trust the computer whiz. Okay, but what if the computer whiz is amoral, incapable of empathy, compassion or experiencing intangible values that may surpass a profits algorithm? (a sociopath). HIs are essentially sociopaths.

  11. Honestly, I don't think we have created a THINKING A.I. yet.

    While it looks good in fiction, so far nothing convinces me that current AI systems have any form of intelligence in them. They are just a little complex version of the rival computer enemies in those early 2000s Car Racing, FIFA Soccer & Shooting games, that were configured to corner you and stop you from winning the game within the bounds of the game. While from the surface it looked like your computer was thinking, in real their area of operation was pretty narrow and their actions were already written and based on what you do next.

    The current AI systems have all been created with a given set of Algorithms, where the objective is already defined by the code writers of that A.I.. In short, they are basically functioning on a given flowchart with the knowledgebase you asked them to feed on.

    It makes perfect sense why these A.I. systems (AlphaGo, AlphaZero, Pluribus and AlphaStar) wins against the best of humans in games like Go, Chess etc. and even perform better when driving automobiles. While humans have a limitation of having playing styles or remembering these moves and thinking before making new strategies, A.I. systems just creates a flowchart of all the possible moves, which narrows down as the games advances.

  12. This is a great doc. I don't know CRAP about Go, so I don't understand very well when AlphaGo makes a "mistake", but you can still feel the tension. AlphaGo is truly a human endeavor and those who worked on it should be very proud. However, Lee Sedol should remain very proud, too. He didn't go down easy peasy.

  13. Does anybody know when Ludwig reacted to this masterpiece

  14. Reminds me of the documentary Game Over: Kasparov and The Machine. These documentataries, their flow, editing, story, drama.

  15. Well, I was quite good at Breakout and I often used the strategy of getting the ball behind the wall…

  16. i really feel this. glad there's so many people out there who have autism too.

  17. Well, now I know what the name of my resistance group will be if AI takes over.

    MOVE 78.

  18. "European Champion." Yes, Mr. Hui seems thoroughly European.

  19. Enjoyable. I wonder what game alphaGo would/could create?

  20. Why did you resign?
    You won't get it!
    By hook or by crook we will.

  21. 重新集结部队 says:

    Why Ke Jie is GOD yyds!

  22. It's moments like these I wish AI could trash talk😂 just imagine the crap Alpha Go would say or the savagery Alpha Zero would've unleashed on Stockfish 8

  23. I come back to this documentary time and again. Just love to see the battle between beautiful minds. Creators craft again Creators kind.

  24. there is no beating AI because its played way more games than a human can in their entire life span. Plus it learns way quicker than the average human being .its learning curve could be just a few hours whilst the brain needs a legit break,so it was only a matter of time. the future of A.I is exciting especially if its applied across industries appropriately.

  25. I think you can learn a lot about creative intelligence with humility by watching Lee Sedol. He gave such open and honest replies to questions, didn't get angry in any way, used the experience to learn more and come out better. It shows the incredible immaturity of so many American athletes and competitors in contrast. There is something in the Asian culture that is going to define a great deal of our world future, for both good and bad. We could be in a period of irreversible decay, and will not be able to keep pace with the East.

  26. What a excellent documentary, very thought provoking to. Wow…

  27. We all know that they were nice and let lee win game four because they already proved the ai’s capabilities

  28. ngl i teared up when lee won the game 🥺

  29. There is no ethics in business… How do you think there will be in AI…. Humans will destroy themselves.

  30. Do you think Deepmind let Le sedol win the 4th game?

  31. This documentary is reallay amzing. I like it

  32. Bro this Frank Lantz guys sounds JUST LIKE Mark Hamill. I thought he was hired or volunteered to do the narration

  33. 面白かった。Google/Deep Mnd チームが目指したものは、あたかも人類を初めて月に送るかのような壮大な夢だったんですね。現場の、チームメンバー皆の興奮が良く捉えられていた。そして優雅で謙虚なイ・セドル氏の立ち振る舞いも印象に残りました。

  34. 17:44 ah yes, very distinctive, among all the long skulled blue eyed asians he muste have stuck out like a sore thumb…

  35. 21:29
    I am 100% sure that he couldn't have been the second highest rated chess player in the world. What on Earth did he mean by that?

  36. So when Demis says he was the second highest chess player in the world what in the world is he referring too. He didnt even reach GM.

  37. This is a very good documentary, but the bottom line IS that computers getting good at war games like chess and go and even Jeopardy is detrimental to humanity in the sense that too many people equate winning wars with winning in life.
    Now if instead of beating humans at being bloodthirsty, if these programmers could instead get a computer to outdo our best farmers at growing and harvesting and delivering fruits and grains and nuts and vegetables and meats to people at 20% cost, outdo our best construction engineers at constructing fortress strength, spacious houses with great airflow and sunshine and durability against the weather, nice waterside views in a safe neighborhood, with ultra safe electrical wiring and water pipes and all the modern appliances for 50% of what that house would currently cost now, NOW THAT would be progress!

    Or maintaining and repairing those houses, troubleshooting a city's vital infrastructure (water, sewage, electricity, roads, air quality, etc..) or being better than emergency room doctors 99.9% of the time with correct diagnoses when a person who is brought in has only minutes before dying of some severe injuries or malady or allergy, etc..

  38. Love this team, life is the best job. I can't express how magical your journey is going to be this century and we should thank Einstein and whoever created this 2D edge evaluation game

    And of course each other, parallel god mechanism. All people are unique amazing versions of an early 3D "AI". Words are always going to be simplistic

    So how do we actually further our language ? I have NO IDEA 😂😂

  39. Imagine the first ever two people across a valley seeing each other.. eyes widening..

    One raises its hand of 5.. the other bewildered.. raises its hand of 5

  40. An incredible video to watch ♥️♥️♥️ it just unleashes human abilities that how far a human can go given tougher circumstances and Exercise. Repetition is key to success 🥰

  41. For me, the saddest part about this is that Lee Sedol quit the competition in 2019 because of the invincibility of the AIs. Imagine competing to be the best of the world your entire life and suddenly, out of nowhere, there is something inhuman that will crush you over and over letting you know that you will never ever be the best of the world again. This must be so damn frustrating.

  42. Didn't expect to watch the full video in its entirety, really well made video. Beautiful.

  43. 55:38
    We all felt melancholy because AlphaGo broke through our human limitations and expectations with move 37

  44. Machine can be good or bad it doesn't has emotion bt the human who used it does.

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