Geek trash talk: Facebook AI chief is dismissive of Google’s AlphaGo victory over Lee Sedol

Go champion Lee Sedol looks around after losing a second game to the AlphaGo artificial intelligence program in Seoul. (Credit: Google DeepMind via YouTube) As Google’s DeepMind team bathed in the accolades that came with building an artificial intelligence machine that decisively kicked the butt of one of the world’s best human Go player, it seems jealousy reared its ugly head.On Monday, DeepMind’s AlphaGo program defeated Lee Sedol, an 18-time Go champion, in the final match of the best-of-five tournament. The triumph by AlphaGo, which won the series 4-1, was the first time an AI machine has defeated a human champion in the ancient Chinese game. The victory was widely celebrated in tech and AI circles — save for one notable voice. Yann LeCun, Facebook’s director of artificial intelligence research,…


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