Google’s Go Computer Beats Top-Ranked Human

In a decisive step forward for artificial intelligence, AlphaGo, a program driven by Google’s DeepMind AI, has won its third Go match against Korean Lee Sedol, one of Go’s most dominant players. Go has long been considered the uncrackable gold standard for AI programming, and this is the first time a Go program has won so decisively against such a highly-ranked player. AlphaGo won the third game in the best-of-five series Saturday in Seoul, taking $1 million in prize money. According to reporting by The Guardian, AlphaGo controlled the series consistently. Google’s Demis Hassabas said AlphaGo “controlled the momentum” for the duration of the final game, and Lee himself said he “wasn’t able to overcome [the] pressure.” Get Data Sheet, Fortune’s technology newsletter. At a press conference following the match,…


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