Google Software Notches Third Straight Win Over Human Go Champion

ENLARGE South Korean professional Go player Lee Se-dol examines the board after his loss to Google’s artificial-intelligence project, AlphaGo, in Seoul on Saturday, March 12, 2016. Photo: Associated Press Associated Press March 12, 2016 7:04 a.m. ET 4 COMMENTS SEOUL—Google DeepMind’s Go-playing software Saturday defeated a human champion for the third straight time to clinch the best-of-five series and establish its superiority in an ancient Chinese chess-like game long thought to be the realm of humans. South Korea’s Lee Se-dol, one of the world’s best Go players, remained winless against AlphaGo, an artificial-intelligence project developed by Google parent Alphabet Inc., after another close match in Seoul. Despite losing the series, Mr. Lee is scheduled to play twice more against AlphaGo, on Sunday and Tuesday. The highly anticipated showdown between human…


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