AlphaGo, Google’s AI machine beats 18-time Go world champion Lee Sedol in first game

Today GOOG: 693.97 -1.19 AlphaGo, Google’s AI machine beats 18-time Go world champion Lee Sedol in first game Cam Bunton – 38 mins ago @CamBunton Alphabet Tech Industry Comments (0) As was previously announced, Google’s DeepMind project, AlphaGo took on the world’s best Go player, Lee Sedol in the first of five matches yesterday. And it won. While its first victory against a different player was important, beating the 18-time world champion is another matter entirely. This is a momentous victory for AlphaGo, and for the machine learning industry as a whole. Go is notoriously difficult to play from a machine’s perspective. There are so many possible moves, and the creativity of play so perplexing, teaching a machine to play against a human is incredibly difficult. But with Google’s DeepMind project,…


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