Seattle Go players plan watch parties for Google’s man-vs.-machine showdown

After winning its matches against European Go champion Fan Hui, the A.I. program AlphaGo is taking on South Korea’s Lee Sedol, a legendary figure in the game of Go. (Credit: Google DeepMind) This month’s human-vs.-machine Go match between South Korean legend Lee Sedol and Google DeepMind’s AlphaGo AI program is a teachable moment – not only for experts in the field of artificial intelligence, but for aficionados of the millennia-old game of Go as well.The five games in the $1 million challenge will be streamed live online from Seoul, with the first game due to begin at 8 p.m. PT Tuesday.  This is the ‘John Henry’ moment for the 21st century.There’ll be online commentary, but if you’re looking for more of the human touch, show up at the Seattle Go Center, at…


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