Artificial intelligence: Google’s software wins tournament against Go game champion

Chalk up another win for artificial intelligence. Google DeepMind’s AI system won its match against a top-ranked player of Go, as machine-learning software mastered the intricacies of the 2,500-year-old strategy board game.The program scored its third victory against Lee Sedol Saturday, winning a five-match tournament. The South Korean is considered the world’s best player of Go in the past decade.”It is a huge landmark for Go, a long-anticipated moment in the West and – to a greater degree than I imagined – a shock to many people in Asia,” said Andrew Okun, president of the American Go Association.DeepMind’s success at Go has astounded experts, who thought it would be five to 10 years before AI could beat top-ranked professional players of the game. While the rules are simple – players…


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