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Go Grandmasters: Google AlphaGo AI - 2; Team Humanity - 0

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 5:53 IST

Artificial Intelligence is dope.

Google's Artificial Intelligence (AI) beating the Chinese Go Grandmaster is proof of what we just said. Hence, deep learning skills are nothing when a well-programmed algorithm is your opponent.

Google AI AlphaGo has beaten the reigning world champion of the ancient Chinese board game, Go, in the first round of a 5-match series.

The match began with the traditional bowing to the opponent. The match lasted for about 3.5 hours and resulted with the defeat of South Korean grandmaster Lee Sedol, who acknowledged AI's strategic moves.

"I was very surprised because I did not think I would lose the game. I think a mistake I made at the very beginning lasted until the very end. And I didn't know AlphaGo would play the game in such a perfect manner", Gizmodo quotes Lee addressing the press conference.

The second match was again won by the fearsome AlphaGo.

Watch it below: AlphaGo recently wiped the floor with a European Go champion, Fan Hui, beating him in five straight games.

Now, Lee has three more face-offs but remains to be seen if he has what it takes to beat the mighty AlphaGo.

First published: 11 March 2016, 10:17 IST