Go Master Salvages a Victory, Showing Ingenuity in the Face of a Formidable AI

Go Master Salvages a Victory, Showing Ingenuity in the Face of a Formidable AI Google’s AlphaGo AI beat one of the world’s best players, but was finally outfoxed when its opponent exploited weaknesses in the way it works. Lee Sedol, the 18-time world Go champion, struck a small victory for humankind over the weekend by finally defeating Google’s masterful Go-playing computer, AlphaGo. Sadly for Sedol, and for those cheering humanity’s champion, by that game the best-of-five series was already lost. However, his fightback highlights the way that human ingenuity can overcome brute-force machine learning. The website Go Game Guru has a very interesting analysis of the fourth game in the historic match between AlphaGo and Sedol: AlphaGo is very good at estimating its probability of winning. It appears to be…


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