To be sincere, i started out writing this article even before the game between AI and Lee sedol ended. Human Go player Lee Sedol is currently down 0-3 in the five game series against the AlphaGo program powered by Google’s DeepMind AI.
With this, the AlphaGo has secured its victory in the five-match series against Lee Se-Dol, a champ with 18 international titles to his name. The remaining games on Sunday and Tuesday will still have to be played out, yet what do you expect?
#AlphaGo won game 3 and the match! Historic moment. In complete awe of Lee Sedol’s incredible genius, and proud of the amazing AlphaGo team!
— Demis Hassabis (@demishassabis) March 12, 2016
I Kinda agree now with Raphael;
That system was built with about 500million moves in its database so, what’s Lee Sedol even doing wasting his time
The Chinese board game Go is one of the most creative and complicated in the world, and usually takes years for even humans to master. AI experts had previously thought that it would take another ten years of development for computers to get good enough at the game to beat a human. But then AlphaGo appears to be on track towards proving this notion wrong, previously it had beaten the European champion last year, and now it appears to be doing the same to Lee, the world’s best Go player.
Watch how it went from the video below;
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.