Artificial Intelligence 1, Human 0: Lee Se-dol loses 1st match to Alpha Go

South Korean Go grandmaster Lee Se-dol (R) makes the first move in his highly anticipated showdown with the Google-developed supercomputer AlphaGo at the Four Seasons hotel in downtown Seoul on March 9, 2016, in this photo released by Google. (Yonhap) SEOUL (Yonhap) — Humans 0, machines 1. Google’s artificial intelligence (AI) program AlphaGo beat top-class South Korean Go player Lee Se-dol in the ancient board game Go Wednesday as the self-learning machine stunned the world by taking the lead at the historic five-match man-versus-computer tournament. In a landmark showdown held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Seoul, AlphaGo, the AI designed by Google’s London-based firm DeepMind, beat Lee by resignation in 186 moves after playing nearly three and a half hours. Lee, a ninth-dan player who went pro at the…


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