Artificial intelligence: Google’s AlphaGo beats Go master Lee Se-dol

Artificial intelligence: Google’s AlphaGo beats Go master Lee Se-dol 12 March 2016 From the section Technology Image copyright other A computer program has beaten a master Go player 3-0 in a best-of-five competition, in what is seen as a landmark moment for artificial intelligence.Google’s AlphaGo program was playing against Lee Se-dol in Seoul, in South Korea.Mr Lee had been confident he would win before the competition started.The Chinese board game is considered to be a much more complex challenge for a computer than chess.”AlphaGo played consistently from beginning to the end while Lee, as he is only human, showed some mental vulnerability,” one of Lee’s former coaches, Kwon Kap-Yong, told the AFP news agency. Mr Lee is considered a champion Go player, having won numerous professional tournaments in a long,…


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