Get ready for AI to help make your business more productive

Editor’s note: Companies are evaluating how to use artificial intelligence to transform how they work. Nicholas McQuire , analyst at CCS Insight , reflects on how businesses are using machine learning and assistive technologies to help employees be more productive.

Searching for China’s next great Go talent

Sundar Pichai, our CEO, with students at the Nie Weiping Go school today.  Six months ago, the  Future of Go Summit  was held in Wuzhen, China to test the limits of what human and artificial intelligence could achieve together. China’s best players teamed up with DeepMind’s AlphaGo to play Go in the country where it was invented and first played more than 3,000 years ago. 9 dan Chinese players Shi Yue, Mi Yuting, Tang Weixing, Chen Yaoye, and Zhou Ruiyang at the Future of Go Summit I had watched the earlier games between Korean Go legend Lee Sedol and AlphaGo.