In 2016, major automakers like Tesla and Ford announced timelines for releasing fully-autonomous vehicles.

DeepMind’s AlphaGo, Google’s AI system, beat the world champ Lee Sedol at one of the most complex board games in history.

And other major advancements in AI have had big implications in healthcare, with some systems proving more effective in diagnosing cancer than human doctors.

Here are TechRepublic’s top picks.

1. AlphaGo beats world champion at the game Go

In January 2016, Google’s DeepMind achieved a major victory in deep learning—AlphaGo, a division of the company, mastered the ancient Chinese game Go. According to Demis Hassabis, head of DeepMind, this milestone came about ten years earlier than experts thought it would.

At the annual Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence conference (AAAI) in February, Hassabis called Go the “most complex professional game man has ever devised”.

Read more: The 6 most exciting AI advances of 2016 – TechRepublic

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Mike Rawson has recently re-awoken a long-standing interest in robots and our automated future. He lives in London with a single android - a temperamental vacuum cleaner - but is looking forward to getting more cyborgs soon.

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