AlphaGo’s ultimate challenge: a five-game match against the legendary Lee Sedol

Game 3 – March 12, 2016

AlphaGo Takes 3rd Game & Match in Go tournament against Lee Sedol.

“I’d like to congratulate the people who actually made this accomplishment possible, because it’s a work of art.” – Michael Redmond, 9-dan

AlphaGo has just won its third straight game, claiming overall match victory against the best Go player of the last decade, Lee Sedol.

Playing as white, AlphaGo won by resignation after 176 moves. Lee used up all of his time and two periods of byōyomi overtime, while AlphaGo had 8:31 left on the clock.

AlphaGo created a large territory on the board but Lee Sedol used a few innovative tactics to start a huge all-or-nothing kō fight and complicate the situation. In the resulting kō fight, AlphaGo prevailed.

Michael Redmond, 9-dan, American commentator said:

“It’s arguable that in the first two games Lee Sedol was playing differently than his true style, trying to find a weakness in the computer. Today Lee was definitely playing his own game, from his strong opening to the complicated moves in the final kō. AlphaGo was ready for everything, including the kō fights, and was able to take the win. I’d like to congratulate the people who actually made this accomplishment possible, because it’s a work of art.”

Game 3 – March 12, 2016

 

AlphaGo Takes 3rd Game & Match in Go tournament against Lee Sedol.

 

“I’d like to congratulate the people who actually made this accomplishment possible, because it’s a work of art.” – Michael Redmond, 9-dan

 

AlphaGo has just won its third straight game, claiming overall match victory against the best Go player of the last decade, Lee Sedol.

 

Playing as white, AlphaGo won by resignation after 176 moves. Lee used up all of his time and two periods of byōyomi overtime, while AlphaGo had 8:31 left on the clock.

AlphaGo created a large territory on the board but Lee Sedol used a few innovative tactics to start a huge all-or-nothing kō fight and complicate the situation. In the resulting kō fight, AlphaGo prevailed.

Michael Redmond, 9-dan, American commentator said:

 

“It’s arguable that in the first two games Lee Sedol was playing differently than his true style, trying to find a weakness in the computer. Today Lee was definitely playing his own game, from his strong opening to the complicated moves in the final kō. AlphaGo was ready for everything, including the kō fights, and was able to take the win. I’d like to congratulate the people who actually made this accomplishment possible, because it’s a work of art.”

Sourced through Scoop.it from: googleasiapacific.blogspot.co.uk

There is a distinct difference between this historic victory of AI versus the DeepBlue/Kasparov match in 1997. Lee Sedol is a humble man. Although the match is decided, they are going to play out the final two games so the program can learn more from Sedol. – aHEMagain

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