Google AI begins battle with humanity’s best Go player tonight

A video explaining DeepMind’s AlphaGo Go-playing software. The live video of tonight’s match is embedded below. Late on Tuesday night, Google’s DeepMind AI group will face down against one of the world’s best human Go players, Lee Se-dol of South Korea. The game will be streamed live on YouTube (of course), which is embedded at the end of this story. There will be five matches in total between AlphaGo (DeepMind’s Go-playing software) and Lee, all played at the Four Seasons hotel in Seoul over the next few days. The first match begins at 1pm local time on March 9, which equates to 4am GMT, or 11:00pm (March 8) EST if you happen to live on the east coast of the US. Each match should last more than four hours,…


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