Google artificial intelligence beats world champion in first game of Go tournament

South Korea’’s Lee Sedol (R), the world’’s top Go player, shakes hands with Demis Hassabis, the CEO of DeepMind Technologies and developer of AlphaGO, after a news conference ahead of matches against Google’s artificial intelligence program AlphaGo, in Seoul, South Korea, March 8, 2016. Kim Hong-Ji/REUTERS An artificial intelligence computer program has won its first match against the human champion of Go, which some consider to be the most complex board game ever created. Designed by Google’s DeepMind project, the AlphaGo program began the five game tournament Wednesday afternoon in Seoul against the world champion Lee Sedol. AlphaGo’s first match against Sedol lasted three and a half hours, with Sedol ultimately resigning. A close, tense 1st game, with #AlphaGo ultimately successful against legendary Lee Sedol → https://t.co/MbtYm64lhL pic.twitter.com/9PfJdkSuJ5 — Google…


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