AlphaGo
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Poster
Directed byGreg Kohs
Production
companies
Moxie Pictures
Reel As Dirt
Distributed byNetflix
Release date
  • September 29, 2017 (2017-09-29)
Running time
90 minutes
CountryUnited States
Languages
  • English
  • Korean

AlphaGo is a 2017 documentary directed by Greg Kohs about the Google DeepMind Challenge Match with top-ranked Go player Lee Sedol.[1][2]

Premise

The film presents how AlphaGo, a computer program developed by DeepMind Technologies, mastered the game of Go through artificial intelligence. Its competence was tested by Lee Sedol, a South Korean world champion.

Release

AlphaGo was released in New York City on September 29, 2017, and Los Angeles next month.[3]

Reception

Critical response

AlphaGo earned positive reviews. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 100%, with an average score of 8/10, based on 10 reviews.[4] Charlotte O'Sullivan of Evening Standard gave the film 4 stars out of five, calling it a "gripping, emotional documentary, which gets us thinking, about thinking, in a whole new way."[5]

Accolades

Winner

Nominee

References

  1. ^ "AlphaGo". Top Documentary Films. Retrieved October 9, 2021.
  2. ^ "'AlphaGo': Film Review". The Hollywood Reporter. September 29, 2017. Retrieved February 7, 2022.
  3. ^ "Google AI defeats world's Go champion in gripping 'man vs. machine' film". cnn.com. September 29, 2017. Retrieved February 5, 2022.
  4. ^ "AlphaGo". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved February 5, 2022.
  5. ^ O'Sullivan, Charlotte (October 13, 2017). "AlphaGo, film review: It's the benign rise of the machines". Evening Standard. Retrieved February 5, 2022.
  6. ^ "40 Years Strong: 2017-18 Annual Report" (PDF). denverfilm.org. Retrieved February 5, 2022.
  7. ^ "2018 New Media Film Festival Award Winners" (PDF). newmediafilmfestival.com. Retrieved February 5, 2022.
  8. ^ "TCFF XIII Award Winners". traversecityfilmfest.org. Retrieved February 5, 2022.
  9. ^ "33rd Warsaw International Film Festival - 2017". wff.pl. Retrieved February 5, 2022.
  10. ^ "That's a wrap: The 17th annual Anchorage International Film Festival". anchoragepress.com. December 15, 2017. Retrieved February 5, 2022.
  11. ^ "Documentary Awards - Critics' Choice Awards". criticschoice.com. Archived from the original on November 12, 2017.
  12. ^ "26th Philadelphia Film Festival" (PDF). filmadelphia.org. Retrieved February 5, 2022.