- Title: Chinese Go master loses first game with Google's AlphaGo
- Date: 23rd May 2017
- Summary: SCREEN SHOWING CHINESE GO PLAYER, KE JIE VARIOUS OF SCREEN SHOWING GO MATCH LIVE SCREEN SHOWING TIMER SCREEN SHOWING KE / REFEREE CALCULATING THE MATCH RESULT
- Embargoed: 6th June 2017 12:10
- Keywords: Eric Schmidt AI Google AlphaGo Ke Jie gaming
- Location: WUZHEN, CHINA
- City: WUZHEN, CHINA
- Country: China
- Topics: Arts / Culture / Entertainment,Human Interest / Brights / Odd News,Video Games
- Reuters ID: LVA0026I26HJT
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
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A Google artificial intelligence program defeated a Chinese grand master at the ancient board game Go on Tuesday (May 23), a major feather in the cap for the firm's AI ambitions.
In the first of three planned games in the eastern water town of Wuzhen, the AlphaGo program held off China's world number one Ke Jie in front of Chinese officials and Google parent Alphabet's chief executive Eric Schmidt.
The victory over the world's top player - which many thought would take decades to achieve - underlines the potential of artificial intelligence to take on humans at complex tasks.
Ke commented that AlphaGo is now the "God of Go" games but he still prefers to play with human players as he has a better chance of winning.
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