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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...
Wondering what's next for AlphaGo, the computer that bested South Korea's Lee Sedol, the world champion in the ancient Chinese board game Go? The artificial intelligence program developed from Google's DeepMind division will go up against Ke Jie, China's top Go grandmaster, sometime in March of next year. This is something the Chinese Go Association wanted to see happen so it got in contact with Google and its AlphaGo team and discussed a possible match. Google returned the interest, and so the two sides will arrange the match and accompanying details this year, assuming nothing unforeseen gets in the way. Ke Jie is an 18-year-old prodigy with all the confidence you'd expect from a young person.... 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...
Sony Pictures Entertainment is not getting a break from the security break it experienced last month that resulted in Sony shutting down its computers. In the aftermath of the attack, the hackers, called Guardians of Peace, released a set of documents that included around 47,000 Social Security numbers for actors as well as current and former employees. The Wall Street Journal reviewed the leaked documents and discovered social security numbers for thousands of freelancers as well as current and former employees. SSNs were also found for Hollywood actors who have appeared in movies and TV shows, produced by Sony, which includes Sylvester Stallone, Judd Apatow, and Rebel Wilson.Image Credit: Wikimedia... Read more...