Google Artificial Intelligence Defeats Go Grandmaster, Humans Prepare For Robot Uprising

Photo of AlphaGo playing its human opponent, South Korean professional Go player Lee Se-Dol, in the first game by Kim Min-Hee-Pool via Getty.Ladies and gentlemen, we make a lot of jokes around here at SFist about the robot uprising, but news yesterday out of South Korean has us feeling a little, shall we say, on edge. It seems that a Google manufactured artificial intelligence thing called AlphaGo just defeated South Korean Go grandmaster Lee Sedol… for the second straight time. Go, as you may or may not know, is an ancient game that is considered significantly more complex than chess. Computers, as Wired points out, have already defeated humans at chess, Jeopardy, Scrabble, and many other games once thought to be particularly suited to our fleshy brains. Sedol’s second defeat,…


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