AlphaGo defeats South Korean Go champion in landmark AI match

AlphaGo has defeated South Korean Go champion Lee Se-dol in the first match of the landmark games between man and artificial intelligence (AI). It was the first match out of a total of five between Lee and Google DeepMind’s AI, taking place at the Four Seasons Hotel in Seoul. Latest news on Asia DeepMind’s Aja Huang stood in for AlphaGo across from Lee to place the pieces. The game was tense throughout, with both the AI and the 33-year-old playing aggressively. Commentators and professionals at the hotel said it was impossible to predict who would win during the match. Lee looked nervous throughout the game, but smiled once in the middle, when he seemed to be amused by AlphaGo’s surprising skills and aggressiveness. The game was even until mid game,…


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