Joel Christiansen

Move 78: Automated Improvisation

June 12, 2023
Great jazz album. Also recommend reading the backstory on the band's name, which is about a famous Human vs. AI Go match:

The band name is inspired by a famous Go match (an ancient Chinese board game) between Lee Sedol, the world champion of Go at the time, and a computer program named AlphaGo. Having been destroyed in the first three games of the five-game match by his AI-powered opponent, Sedol stunned spectators and commentators by adapting and playing a move so strange that it completely baffled AlphaGo and its algorithms, leading the program to scramble for historical data to make sense of it.

The move - which represented Sedol's human response adapting to meet the challenges of an ever-evolving technological world - was move 78.