Two Very Different Tales of Human-AI Interaction

Wow! #AlphaGo wins a second time! Completely surreal… Huge respect for Lee Sedol. Amazing battle! pic.twitter.com/ZIQtXositN— Mustafa Suleyman (@mustafasuleymn) March 10, 2016 This week, a human sat across from a computer screen in Seoul, South Korea. Between them was a table, and on that table was a Go game board. The human player, Lee Sedol, is known for being more aggressive, eager to speed into a fight; the computer, AlphaGo, is understood to have a more conservative opening leading to a steadily stronger game. Both players were aiming to surprise each other. The challenge between AlphaGo and Lee Sedol, which is still unfolding over the course of five games, is historic because the artificial intelligence unexpectedly beat the 9-dan ranked player. Twice. It’s also unique because it’s rare that you…


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