Man Finally Triumphs Over AI in Ancient Game

(Newser) – A champion Go player scored his first win over Go-playing computer software on Sunday after losing three straight times in the ancient Chinese game. Lee Sedol’s victory over AlphaGo served as a reminder that Google’s Go-playing program is not perfect. Lee had said that he lost earlier games because he could not find any weaknesses in AlphaGo’s strategy. AlphaGo—the first computer system to defeat a top Go player—had already clinched the best-of-five series and the $1 million prize, which will be donated to charity. The artificial intelligence computer program was developed by Google DeepMind two years ago. South Korean commentators could not hide their excitement three hours into the match when it became clear that Lee would finally notch a win. AlphaGo narrowed the gap with Lee, but…


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