How Google’s Neural Network Hopes To Beat A ‘Go’ World Champion

South Korean Go champion Lee Sedol (right) poses with Google DeepMind head Demis Hassabis. On Wednesday, Sedol will begin a five-match series against a computer. Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images In South Korea tomorrow, a human champion of the ancient game of “Go” will square off against a computer programmed by Google DeepMind, an AI company owned by the search giant. If the machine can beat the man over a five-day match, then researchers say it will be a milestone for artificial intelligence. Here are the key things to know about the match and what it will mean for the future, both of humanity and our robot overlords. 1. A computer won at Chess 20 years ago. Go is tougher. In the game of Go,…


Link to Full Article: How Google’s Neural Network Hopes To Beat A ‘Go’ World Champion