Saturday, March 12, 2016

Another AlphaGo Masterpiece

Lee Se-dol went down again, and again, the computer played amazing go. Lee tried a sharp if desperate invasion with move 125, but when that failed, it was game over. Lee said that the failure was his, not humanities, but that's obvious nonsense. No human would have played better.

For those who want to inspect the wreckage on their own computers, the .sgf file is included in the story here.

Elsewhere, DeepMind leader Demis Hassabis has some not very illuminating comments on where DeepMind might go next, none of them remotely as interesting as my suggestions.