Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Lee Sedol Fights Back

Google's AlphaGo Project has seen Lee Sedol, one of the world’s top Go players, beaten by a computer. This has come as a shock to many ‘experts’ in the Artificial Intelligence field. Earlier in the year Elon Musk, a big investor in AI, predicted that a feat like this was at least ten years away.

Lee has since played, and won, the fourth game in the five game tournament. An online search will give you plenty of commentary on this, but for the lazy/time challenged, click here for a fascinating and accessible look at how Mr Sedol went about it.

[Update: final score, 4-1 to AlphaGo.]

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