Human Go champion scores 1st win over Google program after 3 losses

A champion Go player scored his first win over a Go-playing computer program Sunday after losing three straight times in the ancient Chinese board game, saying he finally found weaknesses in the software. Lee Sedol’s victory over AlphaGo is a reminder that Google’s Go-playing program — the first computer system to defeat a top Go player — has room for improvement despite winning the first three matches in the best-of-five series and the $1 million prize, which will be donated to charity. The computer program was developed by Google DeepMind two years ago. “This one win is so valuable and I will not trade this for anything in the world,” Lee, one of the best Go players in the world, said with a smile after entering the post-match news conference…


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