World Champion Go Player Finally Defeats Google’s AI Program

The world’s reigning champion Go player has redeemed himself with his first win over Google’s artificial intelligence program Sunday after three straight losses. South Korean grandmaster Lee Sedol defeated AlphaGo in Seoul in the fourth game of the best-of-five series involving the ancient Chinese game.  The computer program clinched the $1 million prize after Lee lost the third game in the match Saturday. The 33-year-old Lee, who has won 18 international Go titles, was greeted with rapturous applause when he arrived for his post-match news conference, telling reporters he had never before been congratulated just for winning one game. He was far more somber Saturday after losing the third match, apologizing for what he described as a “powerless display,” while acknowledging that he had “misjudged” the computer program’s abilities. ‘Valuable’…


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