Human outsmarts AI: AlphaGo program loses a game to Go champion Lee Sedol

Go champion Lee Sedol meets the press after winning Game 4 in a five-game showdown against the AlphaGo AI program. (Credit: Google DeepMind via @thegoblognet) Google DeepMind’s AlphaGo AI program may have won the $1 million five-game Go match with three straight wins, but Go champion Lee Sedol struck back with a consolation win today.“Because I lost three matches, and I was able to get one single win, I think this one win is so valuable I would not trade it for anything in the world,” Lee said during a post-game news conference that was webcast from Seoul, South Korea. Lee said he was driven on by the “cheers and encouragement” of his fans. The Korean Go master is part of one of the most closely watched experiments in artificial intelligence…


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