Google to Make Most of Go Match between Human and AI

A highly anticipated Go match will finally begin between Korea’s Go genius Lee Se-dol and the artificial intelligence system “AlphaGo” on February 9.  Lee is expected to romp with a winning percentage of over 72 percent. What is behind Google’s challenge to win a human being in a highly publicized Go game called one of the essential parts in 5,000-year-old spiritual culture of the East?  Google announced in a meeting with the press at Four Seasons Hotel on February 8, the eve of the first match day that Lee will play with AlphaGo for five times from February 9 to February 15. AlphaGo is a Go game program of DeepMind, the Artificial Intelligence (AI) arm which Google took over in 2014. “Regardless of the results of the match, the winner…


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