Another leap for artificial intelligence as Google’s AlphaGo beats Go master Lee Sedol

A Google computer program has beaten a master of the Chinese board game Go by three games to nil in a victory which will be heralded as a major leap forward for artificial intelligence.In a match broadcast on YouTube, AlphaGo won the third and decisive game against the world’s second top ranked Go player, Lee Sedol, in South Korea on Saturday. At one point, Sedol was reported to have said he was “speechless” that the computer was playing a “nearly perfect game”. While Go appears deceptively simple, with players taking turns to put black or white stones on a 19-by-19 grid, it was said to represent an exceptionally difficult challenge for computer programmers to master. That challenge fell to Google’s artificial intelligence unit DeepMind, the brains behind AlphaGo, which turned the…


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