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It’s official: the best Go player in the world is a program, AlphaGo
Go-playing program AlphaGo, developed by Google’s DeepMind, has secured victory against 18-time world champion Lee Sedol. AlphaGo won the first three games of a five game match played in Seoul, thus securing the match.
Lee apologized for not being able to match “people’s expectations” and said he had no chance in the first game, missed opportunities in the second, and succumbed to pressure in the third game.
The remaining two games in the match will still be played, given humans a chance for a small revenge against the machine.