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AlphaGo – the movie!

Vaughn | September 26, 2017

Here’s the trailer for the upcoming documentary that follows DeepMind and AlphaGo through the 5 game tournament with Lee Sedol. Needless to say, we’re excited to see this.

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SoCal Go Players Spotted on TV

Vaughn | June 6, 2017

The “Predicting the Future” episode of the National Geographic TV series “Breakthrough” used a few local Go players for their segment on AI and it’s influence on society. The B-roll is dramatic but we’re sure no Go players were harmed…..

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AlphaGo Watch Parties?

Vaughn | May 21, 2017

If any group or club is planning a watch party for the upcoming Future of Go Summit AlphaGo/Ke Jie games in Southern California please let us know! We’ll repost here and on our Twitter account, @socalgo.

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“The Surrounding Game” to Premiere in Palm Springs

Vaughn | March 19, 2017

The anxiously awaited documentary “The Surrounding Game” will premiere at the American Documentary Film Festival in Palm Springs, CA on April 3, 2017. Tickets are available for the screening via the festival’s website. The film has been in production for…..

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Mark Lee wins 4th annual SoCal tournament

Vaughn | March 9, 2017

From the AGA E-Journal: Mark Lee won the SoCal Go Tournament held last weekend in Los Angeles. Sponsored by Jay Zheng (showing off a special 2017.03.03_so-cal-tourney“Thank you” trophy at right) and his Dadao Culture Association, the fourth annual tournament took…..

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Ke Jie to challenge Alpha Go

Vaughn | February 10, 2017

Ke Jie has announced he will play a best-of-3 game series against Alpha Go sometime in April. Should Ke lose China, South Korea and Japan may form teams to challenge Alpha Go. Check back to see which clubs will host…..

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National Go Center Signs Lease

Vaughn | February 1, 2017

The National Go Center in Washington D.C. has found a home! If all goes well it should be open in early April 2017. We can’t wait to visit! More from the AGA: http://www.usgo.org/news/2017/01/lease-signed-for-national-go-center/

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AlphaGo Unleashed

Vaughn | January 4, 2017

It seems Deep Mind and AlphaGo have caused a bit of commotion playing as “Master” or “Magister” on various Go servers. After winning 50 out of 50 games Deep Mind revealed themselves to the world. Further reading: Google’s AlphaGo AI…..

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Here comes 2017

Vaughn | December 13, 2016

2016 was the year of AlphaGo. Who knows what 2017 will bring.

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Welcome!

Vaughn | November 20, 2015

Southern California is home to many Go Clubs and other places to play Go. Here we collect the information on the various clubs and organizations all in one place while also providing news and updates related to Go in SoCal.

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