- Title: Google's AlphaGo beats Chinese Go master with third straight win
- Date: 27th May 2017
- Summary: **** WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY **** GO BOARD ON TABLE BEING PUSHED BY HOSTESSES NEWS CONFERENCE IN PROGRESS KE SIGNING GO CHECKERBOARD / KE AND HASSABIS HOLDING GO BOARD AND POSING FOR PHOTOS MEDIA CHINESE REPRESENTATIVE AWARDING PROFESSIONAL 9-DAN TO ALPHAGO
- Embargoed: 10th June 2017 11:33
- Keywords: artificial intelligence Ke Jie AlphaGo Go
- Location: WUZHEN ,CHINA
- City: WUZHEN ,CHINA
- Country: China
- Topics: Information Technologies / Computer Sciences,Human Interest / Brights / Odd News,Science
- Reuters ID: LVA0046IM49QX
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:Google's artificial intelligence program, AlphaGo, won a third consecutive game of the complicated board game Go against Chinese Go master Ke Jie on Saturday (May 27), after taking an unassailable 2-0 lead in a best of three series earlier this week.
Go is a highly complex board game dating back thousands of years that involves two contestants placing black and white stones on a grid. It is popular in Asian countries and most top-ranked players hail from China, Japan and South Korea.
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.
Ke Jie told media after the final game that he would probably not play with artificial intelligence program again and admitted there's a big gap between him and AlphaGo.
The Chinese Go Association awarded AlphaGo an professional 9-dan title, the highest possible rank and the same as that held by Ke at the closing ceremony in the eastern Chinese water town of Wuzhen.
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