Google’s artificial intelligence beats Go world champion

Google’s AlphaGo has won the first in a series of games against South Korea’s Lee Se-dol In a landmark victory for artificial intelligence, Google’s AlphaGo has beaten the world champion in the game of Go, Lee Se-dol. The South Korean champion and the DeepMind-developed AI are currently facing up to a 5-day battle over the ancient Chinese game. There is a $1 million (£700,000) prize at stake, but there is a great deal more to consider. If AlphaGo wins the overall set, it will be a significant milestone for AI. Lee Se-dol appeared to have the upper hand through most of the game but in the final 20 minutes, AlphaGo took a decided lead. Eventually, Lee Se-dol forfeited, conceding victory to his opponent.   The IBM computer Deep Blue beat…

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