Game, Set, Match: Google Machine Beats Human Go Champion for Third Straight Time

For the third time, Google’s computer program AlphaGo has bested a human Go champion at the ancient board game, previously believed to be one of the biggest unsolved challenges for machine learning software in the works at major tech companies like Google and Facebook and Baidu. On Saturday morning in Seoul, Google’s machine, created by the DeepMind artificial intelligence arm that the search giant acquired back in early 2014, beat Korean Go expert Lee Sedol for the third straight time, clinching the best-of-five series for Google. Google co-founder Sergey Brin flew into Seoul just to watch, according to Wired. Here’s the victorious tweet from DeepMind co-founder Demis Hassabis. #AlphaGo won game 3 and the match! Historic moment. In complete awe of Lee Sedol’s incredible genius, and proud of the amazing…


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