After a shaky start and losing the first three matches to the Google created artificial intelligence program AlphaGo, Go world champion Lee Sedol has beaten the DeepMind artificial intelligence program to claim the first human victory in the series of 5 games.
The tournament is taking place from March 8-15th and although the champion is still losing 3-1 to the AlphaGo artificial intelligence program which has been created by Google. The champion may now have found a chink in its AI’s armour.
Unfortunately Lee Sedol will still lose the series 3-2 even if he beats AlphaGo in the final game, but with everything still to play for in the final game a win for Lee will definitely bring back faith to the power of the human mind against the computer. At the end of the matchGoogle donating the $1 million prize to charity.
In October 2015, AlphaGo became the first computer program ever to beat a professional Go player by winning 5-0 against the reigning 3-times European Champion Fan Hui (2-dan pro). That work was featured in a front cover article in the science journal Nature in January 2016.