Board game champ again outwitted by Google program

NEW DELHI (CNNMoney) -The rise of the machines was on full display Thursday in Seoul when a Google computer again defeated the top-ranked human player of Go, the world’s most complex board game. The computer’s second consecutive victory over Lee Se-dol, the Go world champion, will be seen as a significant advancement in artificial intelligence. The South Korean must now win three games in a row against Google DeepMind’s AlphaGo to triumph in the best-of-five series. The computer won its first match against Lee on Wednesday. If Lee wins the series, he gets $1 million and reasserts his title as global champ; a convincing win by AlphaGo would signal the end of human dominance in the insanely complicated board game. (Google will donate the prize money to charity.) Lee, 33,…


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