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2017 Year in Review

There were many notable advances in technology in 2017; like the Atlas backflip, the virtual home robot from Gatebox as well as interesting developments in photonic architecture. But I think the most exciting thing to happen on the tech scene is AlphaGo Zero beating the world champion…

#1 artist’s depiction of AlphaGo Zero

This is a massively exciting breakthrough for AI, much bigger than Deep Blue's defeat of Kasparov. First denounced as an impossibility, then estimated to be at least a decade away, AI powerful enough to defeat a professional go player already shocked the world by teaching itself how to play go and by being efficient enough to run on a laptop. Then in March, it defeated the highest ranked go player in the world

#2 rough sketch

Let's all look forward to even more exciting developments in technology in the coming year!


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