Go master Lee Se-dol finally defeats Google’s AlphaGo

Go master Lee Se-dol finally defeats Google’s AlphaGo

After three consecutive losses, Go champion Lee Se-dol on Sunday finally defeated Google’s DeepMind developed AlphaGo. The new victory is considered to be “invaluable” for the 33-year-old player who already won 18 international matches.

London-based artificial intelligence (AI) company DeepMind conducted a five-match tournament between Lee and AlphaGo. Although the AI program won the first three matches, it got confused in the middle of the fourth match. And thus, the South Korean player proved the success of human intelligence over AI.

“It’s just one win, and I’ve never been congratulated so much because I’ve won one game,” Lee said after winning the game.

AlphaGo Lee Se-dol

Google’s AlphaGo gets defeated by Go champion Lee Se-dol in the fourth match of the ongoing tournament

DeepMind team disappointed with the defeat. Demis Hassabis, the founder of DeepMind, stated in a tweet that AlphaGo “though it was doing well, but go confused on move 87.”

Google acquired DeepMind in 2014 to start working on new AI developments. Soon after completing the acquisition, the company developed AlphaGo as the first AI program to play Chinese board game Go.

AlphaGo uses deep neural networks and machine learning that jointly help win the board game, which is tougher than chess. The program comes amid the AI developments of Facebook and some other tech companies.

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