Google’s AlphaGo AI Will Face-Off With World's Top Go Player In May

Posted: Apr 10 2017, 10:58am CDT | by , in News | Technology News

 
Google’s AlphaGo AI will Face-Off with World's Top Go Player in May
Ke Jie is known to play with a finely balanced style, knowing intuitively when to play boldly or exercise caution. Here, Ke Jie [far right], along with Nie Weiping [next to Ke Jie], Fan Hui [standing] and Gu Li [far left], have recreated the opening moves of one of AlphaGo’s games with Lee Sedol from memory to explain the beauty of its moves to Google CEO Sundar Pichai during a visit he made to Nie Weiping’s Go school in Beijing last year. Credit: DeepMind
  • Google’s Artificial Intelligence will Face-Off with Top Global Go Player in May

It so happens to be the case that Google’s artificial intelligence combined as one will face-off with the top global Go player in the upcoming month of May.

It has been quite a 365 day challenge for Google’s Deepmind. AlphaGo has done a lot in the past and it will continue to shine on as regards artificial intelligence in the future. AlphaGo is the best Go player in the global village.

Yet Google wants to get certified in this regard since it still has to beat the world champion in Go. This is none other than 19 year old Chinese player Ke Jie. After much time spent wavering between “yes” and “no” Google has decided that there will be a match of wits.

The summit which is due in May will have Google and the Chinese Go Association bringing AlphaGo and some of the most extreme talent on earth together in a competition of cutting edge intensity.

The true mysteries of the game of Go will be revealed in this face-off between real life “wetware” and AI. A wide range of games will be on display such as Pair Go. The Team Go match will have AlphaGo fight with a five player group of experts.

Both innovative skills and adaptation to novel criteria will be tested thoroughly via this methodology. The main match will however be between Ke Jie and AlphaGo.

This will be the deciding factor which will prove once and for all whether it is AI that rules or human agency that snatches victory from the jaws of defeat.

AlphaGo will go to the absolute limits in its quest to beat Ke Jie who also is well-prepared for the match. This match will be pretty interesting since Ke Jie was once famous for his quote that he never wanted to sit down with a machine such as AlphaGo since the machine will copy his style.

However, all this changed the day Deepmind beat Lee Sedol. He was a 9th Dan and a strict professional. Rather than dumbing down the game, AI has managed to make some of the players more creative and clever at their skillful moves.

They seem to have gained the upper hand in matters of agility and dexterity. Thanks to this thing called artificial intelligence, both amateurs and professionals have learnt that complexity truly has no limits. They have seen that there is always room for improvement and that no one is perfect.

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