- Title: Google's AlphaGo beats Chinese Go master with third straight win
- Date: 27th May 2017
- Summary: WUZHEN, CHINA (MAY 27, 2017) (REUTERS) SCREEN AT THE NEWS CONFERENCE ROOM SHOWING GO MATCH LIVE SCREEN SHOWING CHINESE GO PLAYER, KE JIE VARIOUS OF SCREEN SHOWING GO MATCH LIVE SCREEN SHOWING TIMER WOMAN LOOKING ON AUDIENCE APPLAUDING WHILE SCREEN SHOWING GO MATCH LIVE SCREEN SHOWING KE TALKING TO MAN / SCREEN SHOWING FINAL SCORES MAN TAKING PHOTOS
- 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: LVA0016IM49QX
- 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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