Free Screening of the AlphaGo Movie

What: AlphaGo movie – a documentary film on Google’s AI breakthrough
Ticket: free - must register online below to obtain an registration confirmation to attend
Date: Nov. 18, Saturday
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:30pm - please arrive at 2:45pm.
Location: SAS Hall Auditorium (Room 2225), NC State University, 2311 Stinson Dr, Raleigh, NC 27607

Ever since Garry Kasparov, a chess grandmaster, lost to a computer in 1997, Go—which is far harder for machines—has been an unconquered frontier. 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 with an original score by Academy Award nominee, Hauschka, AlphaGo chronicles a journey from the halls of Oxford, through 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, more questions emerge: What can artificial intelligence reveal about a 3000-year-old game? What can it teach us about humanity?

Here are some of the reviews on the movie:
“Ancient Chinese board game treated with NFL-like drama and intrigue in documentary 'AlphaGo' “ - LA Times
“gripping man vs. machine film” - CNN
“Artificial Intelligence and Go: A game-changing result” - The Economist.
”as exciting as a top-notch Heavyweight title match” - BIG PICTURE, BIG SOUND.

This screening of the AlphaGo movie is made available to the NC Triangle community through the American Go Association, free of charge ahead of the digital release later this year. For more information about the film, including official trailers, please see

Organized by: Chinese-American Friendship Association of North Carolina (CAFA) and Cary Go Club