Human Go champion finally defeats AI after 3 straight losses

HUMAN Go champion Lee Sedol of South Korea finally defeated Google’s Go-playing artificial intelligence (AI) AlphaGo on Sunday in the fourth match after three straight losses at the ancient Chinese board game. The final winner of the best-of-five match was already determined as the Go-playing program won the third consecutive game on Saturday, but Lee raised his score to 3-1 with the first victory over the supercomputer. The “match of the century” drew attention from around the world as it is seen as a representative match between humans and AI. Lee’s victory defended the last remaining pride of human Go players as he achieved his goal of winning at least one game. AlphaGo, a computer program developed by Google’s London-based AI subsidiary DeepMind, took the world by surprise as it beat European Go…


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