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AI Program Defeats World’s Top Go Player

Reuters Chinese Go player Ke Jie competes against Google’s artificial intelligence program AlphaGo in Wuzhen, China, on Saturday.

Chinese Go player Ke Jie competes against Google’s artificial intelligence program AlphaGo in Wuzhen, China, on Saturday. Reuters

Yomiuri Shimbun Correspondent WUZHEN, China – Akiko Yoshinaga reports: The artificial intelligence program AlphaGo overwhelmingly defeated Ke Jie, a 19-year-old Chinese national who is said to be the best Go player in the world, in the third and final match of a human-versus-AI competition on Saturday in Wuzhen, China.

In the last match held in the city in Zhejiang Province, the AI program played the black side and forced Ke, who holds the nine-dan rank, to declare his defeat as of the 209th move. AlphaGo is an artificial intelligence program developed by British company Google DeepMind, which is affiliated with Google Inc. of the United States.

AlphaGo defeated Ke in all three matches of the event. In the last match, Ke requested to play the white side as he did in the second game, in which he fought well. The operators of AlphaGo accepted the request.

Ke was proactively offensive on the day of the match, but AlphaGo responded meticulously.

AlphaGo gradually stretched its lead and won soundly, impressing spectators that the AI had evolved … (read more)

Source: The Japan News

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