Future of Go Summit: Google AI AlphaGo Wins Again
Last day on May 25 in China, Google computer program AlphaGo bested the current world Go champion Ke Jie by just half a point — the closest margin possible. To announce the world’s best Go player Ke Jie was completely out of game in three-part match of Go Summit hereby.
Two days ago in the Zhejiang Province of China, Google’s Go-playing intelligence AlphaGo bested Ke Jie in the first game of a three-part match, sliding by on a half-point victory. Now the second game has taken place — and once again, Ke Jie was defeated again. That’s not a good thing for humans.
The human contender Ke Jie, a 19-year-old Chinese, who is genius player worldwide. He is young and famous, has bested many players in the world. The victory by software called AlphaGo showed that computers could be developed to perform better than humans in highly complex tasks. Just one year ago, AlphaGo won the famous Chinese player Lee Sedol in the same place, one of the world’s top Go players, in four out of five matches in March 2016. It also beat European champion Fan Hui 5-0 in October 2015.
CEO Demis Hassabis wrote on Twitter while the match was underway, “According to #AlphaGo evaluations Ke Jie is playing perfectly at the moment.” “AlphaGo wins game 2,” he announced. “What an amazing and complex game! Ke Jie pushed AlphaGo right to the limit.”
On the other side, the lost Ke said after Tuesday’s match that the AI’s improvement was palpable, and describe it now plays “like a god of Go.”
Perhaps it’s time for AlphaGo to go head-to-head against another of its own kind next year, human can’t against the performance of a robot now.