After Three Losses, Master Go Player Scores A Win Against Computer

In game 4 of a best-of-five match between Google’s AlphaGo program and master Go player Lee Sedol, Lee has notched a victory. The artificial intelligence program, which won the first three games, still wins the match. But Lee has ensured that it won’t be a clean sweep. As we’ve reported, AlphaGo surprised many experts with its successful streak of games against Lee. Many had believed the game was too complex for a computer program to have mastered yet. But after three games, the computer had dominated the match. Match 4, move 78 DeepMind YouTube But Lee surprised the computer midway through game 4, on move 78, with a placement choice that impressed the human commentators and threw off the A.I. Demis Hassabis, the head of the team that…


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