AlphaGo beats champion Sedol in second straight game of Go

On Thursday in Seoul, Google DeepMind’s Go-playing artificial intelligence, AlphaGo, beat human Go champion Lee Sedol in a second straight game. The match was the second of five which will run through Tuesday (you can watch them on DeepMind’s YouTube channel), and in the worlds of both Go and AI, Sedol’s loss is a big deal, and not simply because of the money at stake (if Sedol wins best of five he gets $1 million). AlphaGo already beat European Go champion Fan Hui last year, but Sedol is another cut above, having won 18 international titles. Go, as The New York Times succinctly described it, is a game in which two players “compete to win more territory by placing black and white ‘stones’ on a board made up of 19…


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