Artifical Intelligence: Google vs LeeSedol

When: Wed, March 9, 11:30am, 2016
Where: YouTube Online | Admission: Free
Info: Watch

Go or Weiqi (literally "encircling game") is an abstract board game for two players, in which the aim is to surround more territory than the opponent. The game originated in ancient China and is one of the oldest board games played today. There is much strategy involved in the game, and the number of possible games is vast (10761 compared to the estimated 10120 possible in chess) displaying its complexity despite relatively simple rules.

Watch Google DeepMind's program AlphaGo take on the legendary Lee Sedol, the top Go player of the past decade, in a USD 1M 5-game challenge match in Seoul. This is the livestream for Match 1. In October 2015, AlphaGo became the first computer program ever to beat a professional Go player by winning 5-0 against the reigning 3-times European Champion. That work was featured in a front cover article in the science journal Nature in January 2016. [Update: The computer won...]