Google is trying to make artificial intelligence history — and it could happen this week

GoogleGo. At 1 p.m. in South Korea on March 9th, Google will attempt to make history.  A program called AlphaGo, designed by Google’s DeepMind artificial intelligence team, will match wits with Lee Sedol, one of the greatest Go players in the world. Sodol and AlphaGo will play a series of matches over the course of five days.  If AlphaGo wins, it will be the latest in artificial intelligence’s mastery of human games. Checkers fell in 1994, chess in 1997, and Jeopardy in 2011. Last October, AlphaGo became to first program to beat a professional Go player; now it’s taking on one of the best players alive. “If the program wins, it’s definitely an important milestone,” Brown University computer scientist Michael L. Littman tells Tech Insider.  What makes Go — a game that in 2014 seemed impossible…


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