[ExI] Google AI defeats human Go champion

Dave Sill sparge at gmail.com
Thu May 25 13:42:00 UTC 2017


*Google's DeepMind AlphaGo artificial intelligence has defeated the world's
number one Go player Ke Jie.*

*AlphaGo secured the victory after winning the second game in a three-part

*DeepMind founder Demis Hassabis said Ke Jie had played "perfectly" and
"pushed AlphaGo right to the limit".*

*Following the defeat, Ke Jie told reporters: "I'm a little bit sad, it's a
bit of a regret because I think I played pretty well."*


Prof Noel Sharkey, a computer scientist at Sheffield University, said it is
still a long way from creating a general intelligence.

"It is an incredible achievement and most experts thought an AI winning at
Go was 20 years away so DeepMind is leading the field but this AI doesn't
have general intelligence. It doesn't know that is playing a game and it
can't make you a cup of tea afterwards."

Prof Nello Cristianini, from Bristol University, added: "This is machine
learning in action and it proves that machines are very capable but it is
not general intelligence. No-one has built that yet."

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