Google's AI AlphaGo Can Be Beaten

Posted: Mar 13 2016, 10:19am CDT | by , Updated: Mar 13 2016, 8:53pm CDT, in News | Latest Science News


Google's AI AlphaGo Can Be Beaten
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Lee Sedol finally won against the Google Artificial intelligence, showing that it can be beaten, but it is too late now.

Lee Sedol won the fourth game in the five game DeepMind Go tournament against Google's AlphaGo. Sedol had to already kiss good-bye the $1 million prize money yesterday as AlphaGo won the tournament. His win today shows though that the machine can be beaten.

Playing as white, Lee won by resignation after 180 moves.American commentator  Michael Redmond (9-dan) said:  “Today’s game was another example of AlphaGo playing a very interesting, good game. However, move 78 by Lee Sedol was really brilliant — and enabled him to win.“

Lee Sedol finally had something to laugh about.

Lee Sedol Won

(Photo by Kim Min-Hee-Pool/Getty Images)

The final game in the Google DeepMind Challenge Match will be played on Tuesday, March 15 at 1pm KST. The live webcast starts for US viewers tonight at 11pm ET, Monday, March 13 on the DeepMind Youtube channel.

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 3 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.

Google DeepMind has put out a $1 million prize money. As AlphaGo has won already the tournament it is clear that the money goes to charity. Find out how to learn to play go online.

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