Watch Google’s AlphaGo computer take on world’s best Go player

SEOUL, March 8 (UPI) — Artificial intelligence has dominated Jeopardy and bested chess masters. Now, computers are aiming to master Go, a 3,000-year-old abstract board game. On Tuesday night, Google’s Go-playing supercomputer AlphaGo will take on the world’s best Go player, Lee Se-dol. Tuesday night’s game is the first of five Go matches scheduled between Lee Se-dol and AlphaGo. The face-off will take place in Seoul, South Korea, and will be live-streamed online starting at 11 p.m. EST. Developed in ancient China, Go is the oldest board game still played today. The goal of the two-player abstract strategy game is to surround more territory than one’s opponent by alternately placing stones, the black and white game pieces, on the intersection points of a 19×19 grid. AlphaGo has already beat Fan…


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