Few months ago one of the smartest Go player in the world was beaten by Google’s DeepMind AlphaGo, a computer program developed by London-based Artificial Intelligence firm Google DeepMind to play the board game Go. Now this AI is about to take on an even better player, the number one Go player in the world!
Ke Jie, an 18 year old, Chinese Go prodigy will take on Google’s DeepMind AI, earlier on Ke Jie had made fun of AlphaGo on social networks, refusing a potential game against Google’s AI; “I don’t want to compete with AlphaGo because judging from its matches with Lee, AlphaGo is weaker than me. I don’t want AlphaGo to copy my style,” and went on further to say:
Even if AlphaGo can defeat Lee Se-dol, it can’t beat me
AlphaGo beat Lee Se-dol in March, Lee was the world’s top-rated Go Player between 2007 and 2011. DeepMind AI won four out of the five games that took place.Although Lee was the world’s top-rated Go Player between 2007 and 2011, after the match with AlphaGo he was ranked fourth as pointed out by Ars Technica. Ke later made a statement that contradicted what he said earlier;
AlphaGo was perfect and made no mistake. If the conditions are the same, it is highly likely that I can lose.
Even though Ke had earlier said he wouldn’t battle with Google’s AI, it seems he has changed his mind and will attempt to beat the AI.
The game will take place later this year, although there’s no exact date yet for this face off. Both sides are “inclined to make it happen,” Ars says. Chinese news agency Xinhua reported announced on Sunday that Ke will play AlphaGo by the end of the year.
What do you think? does humanity stand a chance against AI in the GO game?
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.
Ke Jie (born August 2, 1997) is a Chinese professional Go player. Ke Jie currently ranks first in the world under Rémi Coulom’s unofficial ranking system…