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Google's AI takes on Go champion Lee Sedol in Seoul

2016-03-09 14:23

By (Xinhua/chinadaily.com.cn)


Google's AI takes on Go champion Lee Sedol in Seoul
South Korea's Lee Sedol, the world's top Go player, right, puts the first stone against Google's artificial intelligence program AlphaGo, as Google DeepMind's lead programmer Aja Huang, left, sits during the Google DeepMind Challenge Match in Seoul, South Korea, March 9, 2016. [Photo/Xinhua]

The first game of the five-game match started at about 1 pm local time (0400 GMT) at Four Seasons hotel in central Seoul. It will run through next Tuesday to determine the winner between South Korean Lee Sedol, the world Go champion in the past 10 years, and AlphaGo, developed by Google's London-based subsidiary DeepMind.

The match of the century drew great attention from news organizations, Go fans and the general public across the world as well as in South Korea as it is seen as a representative match between humans and artificial intelligence (AI).

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