Google’s AI AlphaGo to take on world No 1 Lee Se-dol in live broadcast

AlphaGo will make history to arguably become the world’s greatest Go player if it successfully defeats Lee Se-dol. Photograph: Publicity Image Google’s French Go-champion-beating AlphaGo artificial intelligence will take on the Go world No 1 in a live broadcast from Seoul, South Korea. The contest will begin on 9 March and offers a $1m prize. Founder of Google’s DeepMind AI development house Demis Hassabis announced the news on Twitter, which will see the company’s AlphaGo system take on 32-year-old South Korean Lee Se-dol, the current highest ranked Go player in the world, in a five-match game with $1m (£687,000) at stake. — Demis Hassabis (@demishassabis) February 4, 2016 Thrilled to officially announce the 5-game challenge match between #AlphaGo and Lee Sedol in Seoul from March 9th-15th for a $1M prize!…


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