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The Ultimate Battle of Man v. Machine... Played out on a Game Board ("Movie Monday")

"Movie Monday"... Sometimes we all need a little shock to the system—something unexpected, that we know nothing about—to grab our attention, making us sit up and take note. And sure, sometimes the reason we know nothing about whatever is because it really doesn’t hold any relevance for us…but I suspect that’s the case far less often than we might think; if presented in the right way, almost anything can be fascinating.
Take “Go”. (I know. If you’re like me, you’re all, “Ummm… that’s some sort of… uh, boardgame, right?”—and thus ends the sum total of your knowledge on that.)
But wait… it can actually be pretty darn interesting… especially when made sort of futuristic-sci-fi-happenin’-right-the-hell-NOW, as in the surprisingly-engrossing 2017 documentary, AlphaGo (currently available to stream on Netflix).

Take a little tech company, whose founders have been working on Artificial Intelligence applications—namely, one known as AlphaGo, which is focused (no surprise here) on the com…