Google’s DeepMind Just Beat the World Master at Go – Here’s What That Means for the Future of AI

Google’s DeepMind just challenged the world champion of the Chinese game Go to a series of five matches–and beat humanity four to one. In the last of the five matches, AlphaGo made a significant mistake against human player Lee Sedol, but then “clawed its way back,” according to DeepMind founder Demis Hassabis. #AlphaGo wins game 5! One of the most incredible games ever. To comeback from the initial big mistake against Lee Sedol was mind-blowing!!! — Demis Hassabis (@demishassabis) March 15, 2016 Google’s deep learning artificial intelligence beat Sedol in the first three games of the series, which secured the overall win and demonstrated an AI breakthrough that was previously thought to be decades away. Then, it lost the fourth game (probably out of exhaustion and complacency, just like a human would), and…


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