The participation is free of charge. Participants are responsible for paying their travel and accommodation expenses. The organizers can help with choosing a hotel in Vladivostok. Preliminary registration is required to participate in the business program. To register please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
AlphaGo's victory over the world Go champion became the starting point of a new era of artificial intelligence development. This example shows humans where their strengths are and where they might need help.
Creating a practical model of AI and human cooperation is an important innovation, without which fully utilizing technology like AlphaGo wouldn't go beyond a very narrow range of application. Erik Brynjolfsson, director of the MIT initiative on the digital economy, stated an idea that AI and human are superior at decision-making to even a very talented human alone. A human, who will ask the right questions, paired with AI that can provide analysis and prediction above human level will have qualitative superiority over the most distinguished expert, who has limited brain resources.
It is planned to use the game of Go, where authentic and lifelike tasks are embedded within a simple game model, to test this idea. A pair of a 1 dan player + AI, that doesn't substitute the human but gives excellent suggestions, should defeat a higher level master, who plays on his own, using only his intuition.
Business program participants will be able to test the newly developed AI application and take part in AI + human pair Go match.
The organizers welcome developer teams that are interested in creating their own AI applications to participate in the match. In order to receive terms of reference and development conditions, send an email to email@example.com
All participants can also play in Russian Open Cup (May 29th
– June 1st
) after the business program. The schedule of Saint Petersburg Economic Forum business program is being confirmed now.