The new AlphaGo Zero artificial intelligence took just days to learn to play Go from scratch, with no human intervention. It even learned strategies never seen before in human play.
The artificial intelligence that beat a world master at the game of Go is now to be directed at more complex global problems. So what can we expect?
Google's AlphaGo victory over the human world champion shows how far things have come since DeepBlue.
Twenty years after Deep Blue beat Garry Kasparov at chess, artificial intelligence can make games more fun, and perhaps even endlessly enjoyable, if it learns to adapt.
Computers must master football if they are to demonstrate that they can be our equal.
Data-privacy advocates may have won the care.data battle, but it looks like they're about to lose the war.
There are advantages, too.
An artificial intelligence has defeated a world champion of Go, the ancient Chinese strategy game. But what is Go, and why is it worth teaching to a computer?
Computers are getting better and better at the jobs that previously made sense for researchers to outsource to citizen scientists. But don't worry: there's still a role for people in these projects.