Google’ DeepMind AI program is said to be incredibly clever, but what the globe did not anticipate was that it was capable of defeating board game ‘Go’ legend Lee Se-dol.
However, it was not as if the human player completely misjudged the cleverness of the program, because the DeepMind unit had just won the third game of a five-game Go match being held in Seoul. As the battle continued, Lee Se-dol managed to take a win off the clever program, showing that it still needs work. There is still one match remaining, and perhaps the human player can snag another victory……
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After the grueling battle of wits for the first two games, Lee Se-dol accepted defeat as he stated the following:
Not only was the player dumbfounded by the capabilities of DeepMind, but so was its founder, Demis Hassabis, who also chimed in, “I think it’s a testament to Lee Se-dol’s incredible skills. We’re very pleased that AlphaGo played some quite surprising and beautiful moves, according to the commentators, which was amazing to see.”
Hassabis also tweeted out regarding the match, speaking out on the clever decisions the intelligent program was able to execute. Until yesterday, the ancient Chinese board game Go had never been used against an AI program. Intelligent computer programs have bested master champion players of checkers and chess, and it looks like they can also add Go to that list. However, it was no easy task, because believe it or not…..
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