Man beats machine at Go in human victory over AI

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It’s been a long time since a man has beaten a machine at Go- an ancient Chinese board game. But that’s exactly what happened recently, when a man named Ke Jie took on Google’s AlphaGo program in a three game match.

Ke Jie, who is widely considered to be the best Go player in the world, was no match for AlphaGo in the first game of the match. But he came back strong in the second and third games, winning both and taking the match.

It’s a huge victory for humanity, and a big setback for artificial intelligence. But it’s also just one match- there are many more to be played. And it’s worth noting that, even though Ke Jie won, the match was extremely close. In the second game, AlphaGo made a move that humans had never thought of before- a move that Ke Jie said “broke my heart”.

So what does this man vs. machine match mean for the future of artificial intelligence? It’s hard to say. But one thing is for sure: we humans are still the champions of Go.

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