AlphaGo Documentary 2017

the  1 1/2 movie about AlphaGo, Deep Mind’s AI program that beat the best GO player in the world. AMAZING .  MUST WATCH if you are really into real AI.

If you want to really understand what happened and how, and how Deepmind really works … you’ve got to watch the  documentary.

Lots of information about the game of GO … a great way to bring 8000 years of GO history and the future together


Demis Hassabis: creativity and AI

WATCH Demis Hassabis: creativity and AI TALK – The Rothschild Foundation Lecture



Deep Learning AI Playbook: Strategy for Disruptive Artificial Intelligence

Today … looking at Carlos Perez’s Deep Learning AI Playbook: Strategy for Disruptive Artificial Intelligence 

The claim: “This book is an opinionated take on the developments of Deep Learning AI” – a reviewers offers that it’s probably good to start out exploring the  Intuition Machine blog on Medium.    Appears oriented to the ‘first-entry into AI ‘ folks who want to get a sense of what’s going on. Really Deep AI /Deep Learning / Deep whatever is another matter.

AI, The Real History: McCorduck’s Machines who Think

“The occupational activities of children are learning, thinking, playing and the like. Yet we tell them nothing about those things.”  per AI Pioneer Seymour Papert –  In Pam McCorduck’s Machines who Think, (an outstanding book; Pam is a great author, turns out she’s the wife of Joe Traub who was Computer Science Dept Chair at Carnegie Mellon University & Columbia University … and had amazing insight into the real story 🙂 – not found elsewhere ) 

EXCELLENT EXCELLENT BOOK … It’s really packed with amazing insights and details hidden from the public view …

I didn’t realize Papert’s connection with Piaget and his deep understanding and interest in how children learn.  Of course Papert and Minsky’s Perceptrons were widely known [ and got a refresh boost . The Perceptron. ideas… which, in prehistoric times, with Marvin Minsky, helped pave the way to the AI we know today. — that’s where the real action was and maybe still is …  check the reboot. over at