[Weekly Tech Update-May,21 to May,27] AlphaGo AI, Facebook Wi-Fi

AlphaGo, Google’s gaming AI is retiring

At the time of glorious future of Artificial Intelligence, Google’s gaming AI “AlphaGo” is retiring. AlphaGo is a narrow AI computer program developed by Google DeepMind in London to play the board game ‘Go’. In October 2015, it became the first Computer Go program to beat a human professional Go player without handicaps on a full-sized 19×19 board. AlphaGo was capable of beating both 18-times world champion Go master Lee Sedol and current world’s best player Ke Jie. This also shows us an example that how AI can, in some applications, surpass the human brain. As per google, their next move is to enter into next set of big challenges like finding cure for diseases, reducing energy consumption or inventing revolutionary new materials.

So Facebook is launching Wi-Fi in India?

Now you can sell the internet connection to local users in your locality with Facebook Express Wi-Fi. Facebook said that it has partnered with telecom giant Bharti Airtel to bring nearly 20,000 wi-fi hotspots over the next few months. The idea is to give a local entrepreneur a way to sell more, reach to more people, and manage Internet bandwidth to customers who buy recharge coupons from them.

Before India, Express Wi-Fi was live in Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, and Indonesia. Read more about facebook wi-fi here.

Amazon which first started selling books online, now opening bookstores

Amazon is likely to build up its retail presence so it they can keep up their massive growth. More than 90 percent of US retail sales still happen in stores. But there are questions and guesses that these stores must really be about selling Amazon gadgets like Alexa-powered Echo devices, Prime memberships and they are in fact, on display in these shops according to recode.

In Amazon Books, customers can use the Amazon shopping app on their phones to scan nearby bar codes to find prices, reviews, and other information. There are also only about 3,000 titles in the store. So the only books that make the cut are those that get at least a four-star customer rating or are anticipated new releases.

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