AlphaGo seals 4-1 victory over Go grandmaster Lee Sedol

The world’s top Go player, Lee Sedol, lost the final game of the Google DeepMind challenge match. Photograph: Yonhap/Reuters Google DeepMind’s AlphaGo program triumphed in its final game against South Korean Go grandmaster Lee Sedol to win the series 4-1, providing further evidence of the landmark achievement for an artificial intelligence program. Lee started Tuesday’s game strongly, taking advantage of an early mistake by AlphaGo. But in the end, Lee was unable to hold off a comeback by AlphaGo, which won a narrow victory. Related: AlphaGo: its creator on the computer that learns by thinking After the results were in, Google DeepMind co-founder Demis Hassabis called today’s contest “One of the most incredible games ever,” saying AlphaGo mounted a “mind-blowing” comeback after an early mistake. — Demis Hassabis (@demishassabis) March…


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