Google’s Deepmind AlphaGo Win Is A Breakthrough In Artificial Intelligence

March 12, 2016 will go down as a watershed moment in the annals of artificial intelligence (AI) history, for this is when AlphaGo, Google DeepMind’s AI program, handed out the third consecutive defeat to Lee Sedol, in a five-game series pitting human against machine. Sedol, an 18-time champion and ranked amongst the greatest players of Go, an ancient, extremely complex Chinese game, was left stunned by the loss. Reigning Champ Shocked By AlphaGo Win ‘I kind of felt powerless. If I look back on the three matches, the first one, even if I were to go back and redo the first match, I think that I would not have been able to win, because I at that time misjudged the capabilities of AlphaGo,’ said Sedol after the third game AlphaGo’s…


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