Yet, the little toddler program developed by Google's artificial intelligence arm, Deep Mind, barely even three years old, has now managed to take down not one, not two, but three different champions. This could lead to Go players trying out more innovative moves in the future, but it remains to be seen if Ke Jie will try that strategy in future matches against AlphaGo.
"Instead of diminishing the game, as some feared, AI has actually made human players stronger and more creative", said Hassabis ahead of the game.
The three-game match between Ke Jie and Google's AlphaGo that started Tuesday is part of a five-day event in a town west of Shanghai that pits the computer against a group of top-ranked Chinese players. In the pair Go match, Chinese Go player Gu Li will compete with the other player Lian Xiao on May 26, with each pairing up with his AlphaGo teammate. It may not prove that a human can outsmart or outplay the AI, but nobody's going to care who was the better player when Judgment Day comes and the Terminators take over.
Rather than lament the beginning of the end for humanity, which would probably be unwise given his position within an embryonic megacorp, Hassabis discusses how AlphaGo's victory over Lee Se-dol in March past year has rejuvenated the ancient game: "Instead of diminishing the game, as some feared, artificial intelligence has actually made human players stronger and more creative".
Go involves two players alternately laying black and white stones on a grid, seeking to seal off the most territory.
While IBM's DeepBlue beat chess grand master Kasparov some 20 years ago using the "brute force" technique - essentially calculating all possible outcomes - AlphaGo has a much harder challenge.
Lee was the first human to face AlphaGo.
Snapchat's custom Stories put you in control of curation And it also added Facebook Stories to its platform, but it appears the feature has not had the success of Snapchat's version. To try it, all you have to do is click the " Create Story " icon located on the top-right corner of your page.
The algorithm, called AlphaGo, is the brainchild of DeepMind, the artificial intelligence research arm of Google parent company Alphabet. Hassabis said: "We want to use AlphaGo as a tool that the Go community can use to improve their games".
"Last year, it was still quite humanlike when it played", Ke said.
Of course, Google has a long way to go before it can propagate what AlphaGo can do to something that has much more practical application and effect of people's day-to-day lives.
"I think it was a really wonderful game", DeepMind CEO and co-founder Demis Hassabis said after the match.
AlphaGo now has huge influence on the Go circuit, and was star turn at the Future of Go Summit, organised by Google, in China this week.
"I am still excited to see the games!" says Lee Ha-jin, who doesn't particularly seem to mind if AlphaGo prevails.
An indifferent performance this season at one stage saw Bilic's side flirt with the Premier League relegation zone. West Ham boast the bragging rights against Burnley in the battle of the claret shirts.
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But most lawmakers were relieved to finally solve a problem that threatened to create major headaches for their constituents. Late Friday morning, House Speaker Kurt Daudt, R-Crown, said they had placed a "cone of silence" on their discussions.
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Charlie Hunnam, who stars as King Arthur , spoke about Ritchie's unique directing vision and why it appealed to him as an actor. King Arthur: Legend of the Sword hits cinemas from this week (beg09May17).
In the Asian region, Japan's Nikkei was up 0.2%, Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose 0.3%, Shanghai Composite 0.12% in early deals. The Nifty50 of the National Stock Exchange is down 30.75 points or 0.33% at 9398.70, well off the day's high of 9505.75.
Indian Army's statement on counter insurgency operations comes in backdrop of heightened tensions between New Delhi and Islamabad. He also added that the reports of Pak firing on civilians is also false.
In between all the hits, the slashes and the post-whistle scrums, the teams found time to score a couple of goals. Wagner then put the Ducks ahead by cleaning up a rebound of a shot by dynamic young defenseman Brandon Montour.
Vettel was the first driver to stop for a slight issue with his front tyre delaying him only fractionally. Torro Rosso's Daniil Kvyat finished ninth and Haas F1's Romain Grosjean finished in the tenth place.
USA officials, though, said in their conversations they believe the Haitian government wants its people back at some point. Officials from the DHS said there are about 58,700 Haitians living in the U.S. under the temporary protected status .
He got help from relievers Andrew Chafin, Archie Bradley and Fernando Rodney, who combined to hold NY hitless the rest of the way. The last time Greinke was on the mound he took a no-hit bid into the eighth inning in the D-Backs victory against Pittsburgh.
Townsend is the seventh person to interview for the job with Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his deputy, Rod Rosenstein. Attorney in the New York-based district before his promotion to deputy attorney general during President George W.
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As the film nears its conclusion, it manages to bring back its emotional core in ways that are both expected and not. When asked if he knew it would be one of Disney's most successful franchises, he remarked, "I didn't".
The win evened the series at two games apiece. "I thought we got to our game, too". "So they do a really good job at that". Nonetheless, Filip Forsberg's game-tying tally with 34.5 seconds to play in regulation Thursday was something to see.
A state report in 2015 found that almost 30,000 fewer women received birth control, cancer screenings and other care as a result. The closings will reduce the number of Planned Parenthood facilities in Iowa that provide abortions from eight to five.
A lower court has overturned that state's gerrymandering, and the issue is expected to land before the Supreme Court . The ruling was a rebuke to North Carolina Republicans but the districts in question have already been re-drawn.
McCarthy told reporters, "He has no evidence that Comey asked for any further resources, that all the resources were there". The Justice Department on Friday issued the text of Rosenstein's opening remarks for the briefings on Capitol Hill .
It doesn't matter if he's going for the ball because I can't see it. "We can not say the same thing now". Liverpool have 70 points with two games left while fifth-placed Arsenal have 66 with three to play.
The Predators took another lead when Forsberg cashed in a rebound of a breakaway by speedy Viktor Arvidsson , who had two assists. The Bad - Face offs, face offs, face offs. "But with that being said, I think we did a pretty good job in the neutral zone".
A seemingly insane old woman, clinging to her log (well, her lamp), integral to the understanding of the town's darkest secrets. But I think he has more stories", said MacLachlan, quickly adding he's game to do more: "My character's very special.
Jardim's somewhat small squad was stretched by Monaco's campaigns on four fronts for much of the season. The 18-year-old has scored 26 goals and provided 14 assists for Monaco this season in all competitions.
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