Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Google’s Computer Program Beats Lee Se-dol in Go Tournament - The New York Times

Just getting started... Also see Where Computers Defeat Humans, and Where They Can’t (NYT)
"During a postmatch ceremony, Hong Seok-hyun, head of the Korean national Go association, awarded the AlphaGo team the certificate of an honorary Go degree of Nine Dan, the highest granted. Mr. Lee also holds that degree.

Demis Hassabis, the chief executive of Google DeepMind, said playing Mr. Lee had exposed several weaknesses of AlphaGo that his team would try to address. Computer algorithms used for AlphaGo “one day can be used in all sorts of problems, from health care to science,” he said."
Google’s Computer Program Beats Lee Se-dol in Go Tournament - The New York Times
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