Google’s Go Victory – Four Other Times AI has Taken on Humanity at Games

Yesterday’s defeat of legendary Go player Lee Se-dol marked yet another benchmark in the progress of artificial intelligence. The win, in South Korean capital Seoul, takes the Silicon Valley firm’s AlphaGo program 2-0 up in a five game series – and left 18-time champion Lee “speechless.” It is the first time an AI has beaten a human at the 2,500-year-old Chinese game, using an advanced system of machine learning and neural networks. And, as the following list shows, it represents one of the final hurdles in machine’s recent gaming battles with man. Something for Stephen Hawking, a recent warner of artificial perfidy, to mull over, perhaps. Chess In probably the most famous example of man vs machine gaming, IBM’s Deep Blue took on chess legend Garry Kasparov in a 1996,…


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