Technology Award

Honors the film that sheds light on technologies that improve living conditions and environmental sustainability. The film accessibly introduces decisive technologies that are changing or going to change our lives in the 21st Century in mobility, health, communication or energy.

Technology Award

AlphaGo

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. Millions of people around the world watched as a legendary Go master took on an unproven AI challenger for the first time in history. The film chronicles a journey from the halls of Cambridge, through the backstreets of Bordeaux, past the coding terminals of 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 3 000-year-old game? What can it teach us about humanity? The documentary raises philosophical questions about the relationship between man and intelligent machines and the boundaries of technology.

  • Categories Culture and History

  • Director Greg Kohs
  • Produced by Moxie Pictures
  • Running Time 1:30:28 minutes
  • Country United States of America
  • Year 2017