Alphago beats human Go champ for the third straight time, wins best-of-5 contest

Human Go champion Lee Sedol lost his third straight game to Google’s AlphaGo program Saturday in Seoul, dropping the best-of-five match and yielding global Go supremacy to a machine, a landmark achievement for artificial intelligence.After his decisive loss, Lee sat bolt upright, with a slight tone of resignation in his voice as he tried to explain his failure to get the better of the computer program that has taken away his bragging rights. “I have to express my apologies,” Lee said, his voice quivering slightly. He seemed just as sad as after his previous two losses earlier this week, but this time not so surprised. “I misjudged the capabilities of AlphaGo and felt powerless,” Lee said.AlphaGo and Lee are facing off in Seoul as a way of testing the computer…


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