Software Wins Go Match: Google’s Deepmind AI Beats Grandmaster

Artificial intelligence software has been taken to the next level after Google’s Deepmind AI software won a best out of five Go match against Lee Sedol, the greatest Go player in the world, by beating him in the first three games. The remaining two games will still be played in order to determine what the final match score will be, and maybe allow Sedol to save face by winning at least one match. Andrew Okun, president of the American Go Association commented on the software milestone. “It is a huge landmark for Go, a long-anticipated moment in the West and — to a greater degree than I imagined — a shock to many people in Asia.” Go is a strategy game that is believed to be 2,500-years-old. The game board…


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