Google’s Artificial Intelligence System Set to Battle ‘Go’ World Champion

Google’s artificial intelligence system is set to take on the world champion of “Go” — a game with trillions of possible moves — in a live showdown that will be streamed on YouTube.If Google’s AlphaGo computer program pulls off an upset against world champion Lee Sedol in a best-of-five tournament, it will be one of the biggest feats in artificial intelligence since IBM’s Deep Blue beat Gary Kasparov at chess in 1997.The series will be live streamed from South Korea via YouTube, with the first match happening tonight at 11 p.m. ET. The series is scheduled to last until March 15, with each game expected to last four to five hours.Go, a board game that was played in ancient China, pits two players against each other. The players take turns…


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