Google's AI will tackle the world Go champ reside on YouTube

Google's AI will take on the world Go champ live on YouTube

Google’s victory over a prime Go participant was unprecedented, however can its synthetic intelligence program DeepMind beat the world champion? We’ll discover out beginning on March ninth, when DeepMind’s “AlphaGo” program takes on South Korea’s Lee Sedol in a $1 million match. It is going to be broadcast stay on YouTube from Seoul, in accordance with the founder & CEO of DeepMind, Demis Hassabis. “It’s a actual privilege and honor to be enjoying the best Go participant of the previous decade, and a legend of the sport,” he stated.

Thrilled to formally announce the 5-recreation problem match between #AlphaGo and Lee Sedol in Seoul from March ninth-fifteenth for a $1M prize!

— Demis Hassabis (@demishassabis) February four, 2016

Till just lately, AI packages might solely beat very low-degree gamers, which made DeepMind’s victory over Fan Hui such a shock. Due to the almost infinite strikes attainable within the recreation, DeepMind does not attempt to calculate forward like chess computer systems do. Somewhat, programmers “taught” it the methods utilized by Go masters, then had it play quite a few digital video games to strengthen them.

DeepMind topped three time European champ Fan Hui, who’s ranked as a “2 dan” participant. Nevertheless, Lee Sedol is ranked within the stratospheric “9 dan” class, so he’ll present a extra formidable problem. “I’ve heard that Google DeepMind’s AI is surprisingly robust and getting stronger, however I’m assured that I can win, at the very least this time,” stated Lee. By saying “this time,” Lee is nodding to the speedy progress that Google has made within the complicated recreation — specialists had predicted it will take one other ten years for computer systems to beat grasp Go gamers. The match will happen between March 9-15, and Google’s Hassabis will reveal extra particulars concerning the livestream quickly.