Google machine wins second Go match against human player

Published: Thursday 10th March 2016 by The News Editor

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Google’s Go-playing machine has scored a second victory against the best human player.

The victory by AlphaGo against South Korea’s Lee Sedol, the winner of 18 world championships, puts the machine’s owners one victory away claiming a million dollar (£700,000) prize.

AlphaGo’s first win against Mr Lee in Seoul on Tuesday shook the Go-playing world, marking a milestone in the development of artificial intelligence.

Many believed it would take another decade for computers to conquer the ancient Chinese board game, one of the most creative games devised.

After his first loss, Mr Lee said he was in shock as he did not expect to lose. Google’s team compared AlphaGo’s win to landing on the moon.

Three remaining games run until Tuesday.

Published: Thursday 10th March 2016 by The News Editor

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