Go humans: Lee Sedol scores first victory against supercomputer

Lee Sedol after winning the fourth match against Google’s AI program, AlphaGo, on Sunday. Photograph: Lee Jin-man/AP A South Korean grandmaster of the ancient Chinese board game Go has scored his first win over a Google-developed supercomputer, a surprise victory after three humiliating defeats in a high-profile showdown between man and machine. Lee Sedol thrashed AlphaGo after a nail-biting match that lasted for nearly five hours on Sunday in Seoul – the fourth of the best-of-five series in which the computer clinched a 3-0 victory on Saturday. Lee struggled in the early phase of the fourth match but gained a lead towards the end, eventually prompting AlphaGo to resign. Related: AlphaGo beats Lee Sedol in third consecutive Go game Facebook Twitter Pinterest Lee Sedol plays his first stone during the…


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