DeepMind Match 2: AlphaGo Vs. Lee Sedol Is Too Close To Call. Sedol In Overtime

Posted: Mar 10 2016, 2:13am CST | by , Updated: Mar 10 2016, 2:34am CST, in News | Technology News


DeepMind Match 2: AlphaGo vs. Lee Sedol is Too Close to Call. Sedol in Overtime

The Google DeepMind challenge match 2 is underway.

Google's artificial intelligence software AlphaGo won the first game in the Google DeepMind challenge match yesterday. This was a historic moment. 

Update: AlphaGo Won also Match 2 against Lee Sedol

DeepMind Match 2 is still underway and too close to call, who will win at the end.

AlphaGo, the first computer program to beat a professional Go player, takes on the legendary Lee Sedol (9-dan), the top Go player of the past decade, in a five-game match in Seoul, Korea.

The Google DeepMind Match 2 is streamed live online. You can watch the final moments of the Go game between Lee Sedol and AlphaGo below. Lee Sedol seems to have adjusted to Google's AI and the game. Match 2 is very different from Match 1.

Update: Lee Sedol will soon run out of time, but the game is still too close to call. AlphaGo knows the current outcome at all time, but we can't ask it for some reason. The Go expert constantly has to estimate and count the territories. Why not use the computer? This rule to reset overtime is annoying to watch.

Go is a profoundly complex game, which is why this has always been regarded as the outstanding grand challenge for artificial intelligence. The win of the Google DeepMind AI project is a historic event, but there are still 4 more games to play. If indeed AlphaGo comes out as the winner of the 5 game tournament it would be a watershed moment for artificial intelligence.

As Go is very complex and human players are winning through intuition and feel the outcome of the 5 game tournament of machine vs. man is still uncertain.

The next match will be played tomorrow in Korea local time 13:00KST. The live webcast starts for US viewers tonight at 11pm ET on the DeepMind channel.

Google DeepMind has put out a $1 million prize money. If AlphaGo wins the money goes to charity. Find out how to learn to play go online.

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