Big win for AI as Google AlphaGo program trounces Korean player in Go tournament

AlphaGo beat Lee Se-dol in three of five games of the match that have been played Lee Se-dol at end of game on Saturday March 12, 2016 Credit: Google/IDGNS IDG News Service Mar 12, 2016 12:24 AM Google DeepMind’s AlphaGo artificial-intelligence program has beaten South Korean Go player Lee Se-dol with three consecutive wins in a five-game tournament. The closely watched contest between man and machine on Saturday will likely reinforce the view that AI has come into its own, with great potential not only in gaming but also in enterprise and other applications. AlphaGo previously won against Lee, a top Go player, in games in Seoul, South Korea on Wednesday and Thursday, leading the “speechless” player to say after the Thursday round that there was not a moment when…


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