Defeated Go world champion beats DeepMind AI in penultimate match

Machines 3, humans 1… That’s the current score in a five-match series being played out between DeepMind’s AlphaGo and human Go world champion, Lee Sedol.Last week the Google-owned AI chalked up a landmark victory by winning the opening bout with Sedol — the first time a machine had outplayed a world class professional Go player. The algorithm then went on to cement victory in the five-match series by winning both the next two games, to take a consecutive three-game streak. However as the final two matches are played out, Sedol has clawed one back for humans by winning the fourth match (via The Verge), and chalking up his first win against the AI. DeepMind founder Demis Hassabis tweeted that the machine’s loss was due to Sedol’s ingenuity in move 78 pressurizing it into making…


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