CALIFORNIA: AlphaGo, the artificial intelligence programme by Google Inc. beat Chinese Go master Ke Jie for a second time on Thursday, taking an unassailable 2-0 lead in a best of three series meant to test the limits of computers in taking on humans at complex tasks.
Go is a highly complex board game dating back thousands of years that involves two contestants placing black and white stones on a grid.
Ke, the 19-year-old world no 1, lost the second match against the AlphaGo, He described the programme as’ the God of Go.
Last year, I think the way AlphaGo played was pretty close to human beings, but today I think he plays like the God of Go, “Ke said after the game.
Following his defeat in the first match of the series on Tuesday, Ke said he would not compete against AI again due to its rapid improvement.
The victory over the world’s top player – which many thought would take decades to achieve – comes after the AI programme from Google’s DeepMind unit bested a South Korean Go professional in a similar exhibition match last year.