Artificial intelligence: AlphaGo program wins against human Go master

Last week the world witnessed the power of Artificial Intelligence when Google's DeepMind AlphaGo program beat South Korea's Lee Se-dol 4-1 in the 5 match series of the Chinese game Go.

The game go is known to be much more complex than any other board game including chess and was also the last frontier where Artificial Intelligence was yet to beat the human champion.

The 3,000-year old game has incomputable number of move options and the computer must require a human-like "intuition" to win. Unlike chess, which consists of about 40 turns in a game, Go entails up to 200.

There are more possible positions in Go than atoms in the universe, according to DeepMind's team.

The win over the Korean champion in Seoul was seen as a shock in the Go community. 

The South Korean government responded with announcing a $863 million fund in artificial-intelligence (AI) research over the next five years.

South Korean President Park Geun-hye called artificial-intelligence “the fourth industrial revolution”.

"Thanks to the ‘AlphaGo shock’, we have learned the importance of AI before it is too late,” she said.


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