Lee Se-dol, AlphaGo in tight first race (Live)

Ahead of a historic showdown between Go grandmaster Lee Se-dol and Google’s artificial intelligence program AlphaGo, tension filled the air of the venue, the Four Seasons Hotel in Seoul, on Wednesday. Mirroring the worldwide attention, some 300 journalists from around the world gathered at the battleground to witness what would become a new chapter in history of both Go and AI regardless of the outcome.  Go player Lee Se-dol (right) places the first stone against Google’s artificial intelligence program AlphaGo during the Google DeepMind Challenge Match in Seoul on Wednesday. AP-Yonhap Lee chose black stones to start the game first. It was an unexpected choice considering that a player with white stones receives 7.5 points for playing later under Chinese Go rules. Lee took 19 seconds to make the first move on…


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