Googles AlphaGo AI has once again made the case that machines arenow smarter than man when it comes to games of strategy, at least.
AlphaGo made its name last year when it defeated high-profile Go player Lee Sedol 4-1, but now it has beatenthe worldsbest player of Go, the hugely complex ancient strategy game. Today, it won againstGo world championKe Jie to clincha second, decisive win of a three-part series that is taking place in China this week.
Theres still another game to be played, but, irrespective of that result, AlphaGo has defeated the man universally acknowledged to be the best player of mans most complicated strategy game. Thats another milestone to chalk up even though theres been plenty of controversy because the live-streamcant be viewed in China.
#AlphaGo wins game 2. What an amazing and complex game! Ke Jie pushed AlphaGo right to the limit.
Things havent gone to panned out that wayjust yet. Instead, DeepMind has been mired by controversy. A data-sharing partnership with the UKs National Health Service, initially heraldedas having the potential to optimizemedical care to reduce the number of preventable deaths, was recently ruled to have no lawful basis.