Go's world champ expects Google AI to lose its massive match

Go's world champ expects Google AI to lose its big match

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Google’s DeepMind synthetic intelligence may need crushed a Go champion final month, however you should not anticipate a repeat victory… no less than, not in line with its subsequent opponent. World champ Lee Sedol tells the Related Press that he not solely expects to beat Google’s AlphaGo AI subsequent month, however to wash home — he is predicting a 5-zero win, or at worst four-1. That is some robust speak, particularly provided that many hadn’t anticipated any AI beating a Go professional this yr. The sport’s reliance on complexity and intuitive motion makes it a lot more durable for computer systems to play than comparatively simple video games like chess.

Lee is not being conceited, thoughts you. He reckons that DeepMind is just barely much less expert than he’s, and he will not be stunned if the know-how cleans his clock inside a few years. In different phrases, Lee is nicely conscious that AI progresses shortly — a seemingly insurmountable problem might be trivially straightforward given sufficient code tweaks and coaching.