The Flash has long been a fan of the ancient – and highly strategically complex – board game Go. Developed millennia ago in China, Go has long stood as a final bulwark against artificial intelligence – the last redoubt for human domination over machines. This week, Google’s DeepMind A.I. system defeated a human champion in a tense game of Go. This is truly an historical milestone in A.I., and a very big step for Google in the machine war (against, most notably, Facebook) in Silicon Valley.
We also check in with efforts to measure the gig economy – with the U.S. Department of Labor working to gauge on-demand workers and get a handle on “contingent worker” and other arrangements.
These stories and more in this week’s Founders Flash!
- Game of ‘Go’: Google wins (Re-Code)
- Measuring the gig economy (Wall Street Journal)
- Working to bring diversity to Silicon Valley (Bloomberg Business)
- Food startup says: hold the tech, please (Inc)
- Data analytics as a predictor of potential transgressive behavior (Pacific Standard)
- Uber wants it all – by express delivery (Re-Code)