South Korean Gets ‘Priceless’ Victory Over Computer in Go Match

By CHOE SANG-HUN March 13, 2016 SEOUL, South Korea — After three straight losses, a South Korean expert rallied on Sunday for his first victory against a Google computer program playing Go, an ancient board game known as the most complex ever invented. Lee Se-dol, 33, a boyish South Korean Go master, was all smiles after a brilliant move forced the Google program, AlphaGo, to surrender the match in the middle of the contest. Hundreds of local Go enthusiasts and reporters who were gathered at the Four Seasons Hotel in downtown Seoul burst into applause over the human Go master’s dramatic comeback against the machine. “You know, I have played many, many Go games, but I don’t think I have ever been as happy with one single victory as with this one,”…


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