Google-computer, wins first game against Go-champion

Google-computer, wins first game against Go-champion

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AlphaGo, the self-learning algorithm of Google that is designed for the board game Go to play, the first game won in the match against Chinese player Ke Jie. Ke is the current number one in the world.

Total play AlphaGo and Ke Jie three times against each other, spread over three days. The second pot is Thursday played on the last Saturday.

The competition between Googles self-learning computer, and the world champion Go is part of a Google-organised conference about the board game in China. During the event talk to the American techgigant also about the underlying artificial intelligence of AlphaGo.

Also on Friday a special contest in which two Go-players play against each other, each with the help of AlphaGo. Later that day, take five Go-to players on AlphaGo.

Important victory

The self-learning computer knew last year to win the Korean Go-grandmaster Lee Sedol, 4-1. In response, challenged Ke AlphaGo.

Profit in the game of Go is seen as a major milestone for artificial intelligence. Self-learning algorithms are also tested on more complex games, such as the computer game StarCraft.

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