Google’s AlphaGo Thrashes Go Master

Google’s AlphaGo on Tuesday rocked the worlds of Go and artificial intelligence when it beat 18-time international Go champion Lee Se-dol the final round of the Google DeepMind Challenge. DeepMind Challenge Match 5: AlphaGo vs. Lee Se-dol Lee lost the first three rounds last week but came back and won the fourth game. One criticism of AI programs is that they have done well relying on logical inferences based on heuristics and memory, but they lack intuition and can’t learn from their mistakes or derive new knowledge without human programming. AlphaGo’s victory changes that, according to Mike Jude, program manager, Stratecast/Frost & Sullivan. Go “depends as much on logic, like chess, as it does on intuition,” he told TechNewsWorld. “The results of this competition imply that AlphaGo has transcended the…


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