AlphaGo match ‘a win for humanity’: ​Eric Schmidt

Humanity is the biggest winner of the upcoming Go match between South Korean champion Lee Se-dol and DeepMind’s artificial intelligence (AI) AlphaGo, Alphabet executive chairman Eric Schmidt has said during a surprise appearance at a Seoul press conference. The 33-year-old Lee will on Wednesday play his first match of five against AlphaGo — which defeated the European Go champion 5-0 last October. The match will broadcast live worldwide via YouTube, with match results recorded on Google’s Blog. Four more matches are due to be played on March 10, 12, 13, and 15, with the winner taking $1 million. If AlphaGo wins, the money will be donated to Unicef and STEM for research and education. Latest news on Asia The game has been dubbed “the match of the century” by South…


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