GoogleArtificial intelligence beats South Korean Go pro, ends series 4-1

Google’s artificial intelligence (AI) programme beat South Korean professional Lee Sedol in the ancient board game Go on Tuesday, recovering from Sunday’s loss to win its fourth match in a five-game series. AlphaGo, developed by Google subsidiary DeepMind, had already clinched a series victory with its third win on Saturday in a result that shocked the world. The programme made history last year by becoming the first machine to beat a human pro player, but 33-year-old Lee was seen a much more formidable opponent. “One of the most incredible games ever,” DeepMind founder Demis Hassabis tweeted following the match. “To come back from the initial big mistake against Lee Sedol was mind-blowing!” Go, most popular in countries such as China, South Korea and Japan, involves two contestants moving black and…


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