The best human Go player made a surprise move that a machine would never make ahead of his …

AP/ Lee Jin-manDemis Hassabis, Lee Sedol, and Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Alphabet. Lee Sedol, the human Go champion, is set to play AlphaGo, Google’s artificial-intelligence system, one last time on Monday night. The two are in a best-of-five match of Go, the ancient Chinese board game in which no artificial intelligence (AI) program had ever defeated a top-ranked human player without a handicap — until this series. AlphaGo beat Lee three times last week before losing the fourth. But ahead of the fifth and final match, Lee made a surprise request to AlphaGo’s creator, Demis Hassabis: He wanted to play with the black stones. The move was a surprise given that Lee told the press that he found AlphaGo to struggle more when it played with black stones. And it’s a move that no…


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