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Why victory for Google’s AlphaGo means big things for AI

Cio Dive, March 15, 2016

In the past week, AlphaGo, a computer using artificial intelligence, defeated one of the top Go players in the world, Lee Sedol, in four of five Go matches held in Seoul, South Korea.

Lee won just one of the matches after Google DeepMind’s supercomputer made a “bad mistake” early in the fourth match and struggled to recuperate from its error. The fifth and final match, held Tuesday, was one of the closest game and resulting in gameplay well into overtime, according to The Verge. The computer won a $1 million prize in the contest, which will be donated to charity.

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