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We are continuing our autumn film series with a virtual showing of AlphaGo in October. 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. AlphaGo chronicles a journey from the backstreets of Bordeaux ,past the coding terminals of Google DeepMind in London, and, ultimately, to the seven-day tournament in Seoul. As the drama unfolds before an audience of over 280 million viewers worldwide, more questions emerge: What can artificial intelligence reveal about a 3000-year-old game? What will it teach us about humanity? Directed by Greg Kohs with an original score by Academy Award nominee, Hauschka.

The film will be available to stream from the comfort of your own home between noon on Friday, October 15 and noon on Monday, October 18. Interested viewers must register by emailing whpl_mail@clamsnet.org or calling 508-548-8961 to receive the link to the film.