Today's Hard|Forum Post
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Saturday March 12, 2016

Google AI Beats Top-Ranked Go Player In Three Straight Games

Google’s DeepMind computer program has won a million bucks by beating a human at Go not just once, not twice, but three times. The AI reportedly put up a real challenge, making this a significant development in artificial intelligence.

Google’s AlphaGo computer program has won a third and decisive encounter with a top-ranked player of the Chinese board game Go in a victory marking significant developments in artificial intelligence. Lee Sedol, who is the world’s second best player of the strategy game, lost three games in a row in Seoul this week, with the latest AlphaGo victory on Saturday handing Google the best-of-five match. "I’ve never played a game where I felt this amount of pressure, and I wasn’t able to overcome this pressure," Lee said at a post-game press conference.