Google’s AI beats world Go champion in first of five matches

Mar 9, 2016, 1:04 AM |

In a landmark battle between man and artificial intelligence (AI), the world champion of the game Go was narrowly defeated by his computer opponent.

Google's DeepMind AlphaGo program beat South Korea's Lee Se-dol in the first of a series of games in Seoul.

In October 2015, AlphaGo beat the European Go champion, an achievement that was not expected for years.


A computer has beaten the world chess champion, but the Chinese game Go is seen as significantly more complex.