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Google AI defeats Go world champion in-game 1 of showdown

Google DeepMind AI takes game one of five-game series against Go world champ.

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Sean Ridgeley
Published Wed, Mar 9 2016 3:05 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Jun 16 2020 4:29 PM CDT

Back in January, Google's DeepMind AI beat the European champion of the complex board game Go, marking a major achievement for AI. Today -- or yesterday, depending where you are in the world -- began the matchup against world champion Lee Sedol, widely regarded as significantly more skilled than the previous opponent Fan Hui.

To the surprise of even the commentators, DeepMind took the first game of the five game series, which will play out over the next few days. While it's just one game, it proves DeepMind can hang with the best of the best -- all the more impressive given it was projected to not be able to even beat the European champion for another decade.

You can watch the full matchup below. The next game can be watched live here in a matter of hours as of press time.
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Sean has a background in journalism, and has been using that to write about gaming and tech since 2008 - first for Neoseeker, then Rage3D, and now, TweakTown. As News Editor, Sean's job is to supply regular stories on the latest happenings in the tech world. He also writes tweak guides to help you get the most out of your PC games and hardware.

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