Lee Sedol v AlphaGo: Human beats computer in Chinese board game for the first time

A champion Go player has scored a surprise victory over his robotic rival, as part of a competition which is gripping South Korea. Lee Sedol is competing against computer software machine AlphaGo, which has been designed by Google to be an unbeatable board game player. The pair have been battling it out in a series of games to prove whether robotics are yet advanced enough to out-smart a human. The unlikely competitors are fighting for a $1 million prize pot which will be donated to charity. AlphaGo won the first three rounds, to the fascination of thousands of viewers watching the game unfold live online. However, Mr Sedol has now succeeded in winning his first game, bringing the pair to a new score of 3-1.  The 33-year-old, who has 18…


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