Google’s AlphaGo wins 3rd straight game against top Korean player

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/03/12
By: Chiang Yuan-chen and Romulo Huang

Seoul, March 12 (CNA) The Go-playing artificial intelligence (AI) program

Korean Go player Lee Se-dol (李世石)

Korean Go player Lee Se-dol (李世石)

AlphaGo defeated top Korean Go player Lee Se-dol in the third straight game in Seoul Saturday, winning 3-0 in a planned five-game match.

The AI program, developed by Google Inc.’s DeepMind unit, scored the decisive win against Lee, a professional 9-dan Go player, in the game that lasted more than 4 hours.

There is no mercy rule for the match and the remaining games will be played as scheduled on Sunday and Tuesday, the organizers of the contest said.

“Go is a very beautiful game,” Google co-founder and Alphabet president Sergey Brin said after the match. “I’m very excited that we’ve been able to instill that level of beauty inside a computer.”

For his part, Lee, who has won 18 world titles, admitted that he had no chance in the first game, missed opportunities in the second, and succumbed to pressure in the third. “I do apologize for not being able to satisfy people’s expectations,” he said.     [FULL  STORY]

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