Google’s AlphaGo has beaten the world champion Lee Se-dol in the game of Go, this is a landmark victory for Google’s AlphaGo AI, as it’s the first time a computer has gone up against a player ranked ‘9 dan,’ the highest ranking of supremacy in the game, however It isn’t over yet, this is just the first in five matches. $1 million is still at stake, since AlphaGo is a computer (that actually doesn’t really need money), Google will simply donate the sum to charities (charity organizations will definitely support AI!).
The next match will be held March 9, 11 p.m. ET. You can watch Match 1 in full below:
Google DeepMind Challenge Match: Lee Sedol vs AlphaGo Google’s AlphaGo has won the first in a series of 5. The games are being streamed live, and replayed via YouTube.
AlphaGo is a computer program developed by London-based Artificial Intelligence firm Google DeepMind to play the board game Go. In October 2015, it became the first computer Go program to beat a professional human Go player without handicaps on a full-sized 19×19 board. AlphaGo’s algorithm uses a combination of machine learning and tree search techniques, combined with extensive training, both from human and computer play.
Lee Se-dol (born 2 March 1983) is a South Korean professional Go player of 9-dan rank. As of February 2016, he ranks second in international titles behind only Lee Chang-ho.