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Google's DeepMind division has been demolishing human opponents left in right in traditional games like Go (also called Baduk), and even more modern fare like Starcraft. However, one human Go player is calling it quits years after he was defeated by DeepMind AlphaGo AI.  Lee Se-dol, a South Korean Go champion told the Yonhap News Agency that he is officially retiring from competitive play. Lee gained worldwide recognition back in 2016 for actually defeating AlphaGo, but the sheer strength of the AI has the champion disillusioned about the future of competitive play. Although Lee was able to best AlphaGo, it was only in a single match out of five. "I rarely read comments... Read more...
A year after defeating South Korea’s Go master Lee Se-dol, Google’s DeepMind AlphaGo is once again ready to challenge the world’s top players. Google, the China Go Association, and the Chinese government are planning to host the “Future of Go Summit” in Wuzhen this coming May. The “Future of Go Summit” is a five-day festival intended to bring together Google’s AI experts and China’s top Go players. There will be a number of major events during the festival. “Pair Go” will be a game between two pros, however, both pros will also have AlphaGo as their teammate. This event is supposed to “take the concept of ‘learning together’ quite literally”. “Team Go” will be a game between AlphaGo and a five-player... Read more...
It’s no secret that Google is heavily invested in machine learning algorithms for use in its vast software portfolio. Products like Street View, Inbox Smart Reply and even voice search rely heavily on machine learning to deliver customers the data they need in quick fashion. But behind what may seem like rather mundane software on the surface is some incredibly powerful hardware. In Google’s case, the company has been using its own custom ASIC for the past year which it calls the Tensor Processing Unit (TPU) to power its machine learning efforts. If you want to know just how powerful Google’s TPU is, then look no further than the famed AlphaGo computer that bested Go champion Lee Sedol on multiple... Read more...
World renowned Go player Lee Sedol had aspirations of quickly dispatching with Google’s AlphaGo computer. However, Sedol’s chances of embarrassing Google’s DeepMind AI quickly started to evaporate when AlphaGo won the first match. Then AlphaGo won the second match, and early this morning, Google’s AI finished off Sedol, taking its record to 3-0. According to Google, AlphaGo won by resignation after 176 moves had been completed. This challenge was the first time that computer gone up against such a highly-skilled Go player, and it did so in a convincing fashion. With its overall victory sealed, the AlphaGo team takes home a $1 million prize, which will be donated to STEM societies and UNICEF (among... Read more...
Score another victory for artificial intelligence, and specifically for Google's AlphaGo computer. The product of Google's DeepMind division, AlphaGo was again victorious against legendary Go player Lee Sedol, winning a second consecutive time to take a commanding 2-0 lead as part of a five game series. This is nothing to scoff at. Go is an ancient Chinese board game that's considered to be more complex than chess, and there's arguably none better at it than Sedol, at least when it comes to flesh and blood opponents. But AlphaGo proved up to the challenge and now has Sedol on the ropes—just one more victory for AlphaGo and the $1 million prize that's up for grabs will be donated to UNICEF, STEM,... Read more...
Chalk one up for artificial intelligence! Google’s AlphaGo computer, which hails from Google’s DeepMind division, scored a decisive victory over one of the most decorated Go players in the world. Alpha Go played in “such a perfect manner,” says Lee Sedol, who was defeated in roughly three and a half hours. Go is an ancient Chinese board game, which has been deemed more difficult to play and master than chess. So it’s quite remarkable that AlphaGo was able to defeat one of the world’s most Go players in the first computer versus human matchup. Like Deep Blue’s (IBM) win over chess great Garry Kasparov two decades ago, this marks an incredible leap forward for the advancement of artificial intelligence.... Read more...