The launching was made with a gala event hosting prominent local and international guests. Following the formal ribbon cutting ceremony, guests filed into the cinema to watch the Hollywood blockbuster.
Rural tourism in Hainan is also in full swing. Last year, 9.5 million tourists visited the island's rural areas, accounting for 14 percent of visitors－year-on-year growth of 16.8 percent. They brought in more than 2.8 billion yuan.
In the pair format, Lian and Gu will face off, with each having an AlphaGo teammate. Also, five Chinese players will play together, alternating moves, to test AlphaGo's adaptability to their combined style in the team event.
"To advance its integrated tourism development, Hainan is speeding up the construction of tourist cities, special feature towns and beautiful villages," Sun said, adding that the province will promote rural tourism through 100 special feature towns and 1,000 villages.