Lee-AlphaGo duel lifts go, AI profiles

The much-hyped match between AlphaGo and go grandmaster Lee Se-dol ended in a 4-1 victory of the artificial intelligence (AI) computer program.After the first two surprising defeats, many including Lee himself yearned for his victory but it did not happen.Except for the 79th move in the fourth game on Sunday, which turned out to be AlphaGo’s critical mistake that forced it to resign in that game, the AI program barely committed game-changing mistakes. If anything, it cornered Lee with its superior calculations and predictions that far exceed human capabilities throughout the five rounds.But as the rounds proceeded, Lee increasingly played in his own creative style and chose to play the final round under a disadvantage. This did not give him the win, but it made the public love him and…


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