Google’s Artificial Intelligence Destroyed the World’s Best Go Player. Then He Gave This …

It was billed as a battle of human intelligence vs. artificial intelligence, man vs. machine. The machine won. Just over a month ago, a Google computer program named AlphaGo competed against 19-year-old Chinese prodigy Ke Jie, the top-ranked player of what is believed to be the world’s most sophisticated board game, Go. (According to Wikipedia, the number of possible moves in Go vastly outweighs those in chess, a number estimated to be greater than the total count of atoms in the visible universe.) Soon after losing the decisive second match in a series of three, Ke blamed his loss on the very element that separated him from his foe: His emotions. “I was very excited. I could feel my heart bumping,” Ke told The New York Times, in an interview. “Maybe because I was too excited I made some stupid moves…Maybe that’s the weakest part of human beings.” But this was just the beginning. One Month Later: An Extraordinary Response Fast forward one month later. With some time to reflect, Ke Jie said the following in an interview (which was shared on Twitter by Demis Hassabis, founder and CEO of DeepMind, the company that developed AlphaGo): Humbled and honoured by‚Ķ


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