Go humans! The world’s best Go player wants a shot at Google’s undefeated AlphaGo AI

Google’s artificial intelligence program AlphaGo has already taken down the best European Go player, and swiftly beat Lee Se-dol, a player considered to be one of the best Go players of all time. But that doesn’t seem to faze Ke Jie. Ke Jie, who is only 18, is the reigning top-ranked Go player in the world, and he’s agreed to play the AI program at the ancient board game. According to Ars Technica, Ke said on his Weibo account in March: “Even if AlphaGo can defeat Lee Se-dol, it can’t beat me.” Ke had initially refused to play AlphaGo, as he didn’t want the system to learn his style of play—AlphaGo learns and improves by playing games against humans, simulations, and itself, to understand new ways to play the game.…


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