Google’s AI Wins Pivotal Second Game In Match With Go Grandmaster

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA — After more than four hours of tight play and a rapid-fire end game, Google’s artificially intelligent Go-playing computer system has won a second contest against grandmaster Lee Sodel, taking a two-games-to-none lead in their historic best-of-five match in downtown Seoul.The surprisingly skillful Google machine, known as AlphaGo, now needs only one more win to claim victory in the match, and Lee Sedol will go down to defeat unless he takes each of the match’s last three games. Though machines have beaten the best humans at chess, checkers, Othello, Scrabble, Jeopardy!, and so many other games considered tests of human intellect, they have never beaten a grandmaster at Go. Game Three is set for Saturday afternoon inside Seoul’s Four Seasons hotel. The match is a way of…


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