Human vs AI: go champ confident in million match — for now

SEOUL – The world champion of go said Monday he would beat a supercomputer by a “landslide” in a $1 million match next month, but acknowledged that Artificial Intelligence would soon overpower the Asian board game’s best human brains. South Korean Lee Sedol is due to take on the Google-owned AlphaGo in one of the most hotly-anticipated showdowns the ancient game has ever seen. The 32-year-old is one of the greatest players in modern history, having won 18 international titles. AlphaGo — developed by the AI firm Google DeepMind — stunned the world last month when it was revealed that it had trounced three-time European Go champion Fan Hui 5-0 in a closed-door match last October. “Based on its level seen in the match (against Fan), I think I will…

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