Google’s AlphaGo AI defeats grand master Lee Sedol (final score: 4-1 in 5 matches series)

(updated March 15th, 2016) I loved the game of Go and played many many games in my high school years. And as a computer scientist, I am still shocked and surprised of AlphaGo defeating grand master Lee Sedol (李世乭) 4-1 in a five matches series. As I hoped, Lee managed to at least won one game in the series.

(updated March 18th, 2016) The following are some news, video clips, and commentaries.

The following are some Match 1 news and video clips (including the full match livestreamed video).

AlphaGo won Match 1 – Google DeepMind Challenge Match: Lee Sedol vs AlphaGo (NOTE: Match 1 15 min Summary)

Match 2 (post-game-2 press conference). (NOTE: Match 2 15 Minute Summary)

March 9th, Arirang English news report of match one from Korea (start 15:04)

March 10th, Arirang English news report of match two from Korea (start 15m29s)

March 10th (interview done after match one), “DeepMind founder Demis Hassabis on how AI will shape the future

Note: For the record. News video from Mar 5, 2016 “Korean grandmaster confident about upcoming Go match with AlphaGO” Note that Lee predicted he wins 5-0 or 4-1. Well, so far Lee lost 2-0, I am afraid AlphaGo may win 5-0 or 4-1. Will see.

Update March 13, 2016:

Match 4 – Google DeepMind Challenge Match: Lee Sedol vs AlphaGo (won by Lee, press conference starts at 5h44m42s)

Excellent commentary [Go Game Guru] Lee Sedol defeats AlphaGo in masterful comeback – Game 4

Match 4: 15 Minute Summary – Google DeepMind Challenge Match 2016

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Match 5 – Google DeepMind Challenge Match: Lee Sedol vs AlphaGo (press conference, ceremony, final remarks and Q&A by DeepMind team)

Match 5 15 Minute Summary

(News report) March 15th, Arirang English news report of match five

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P.S. I started following the following people on Facebook and Twitter.

Demis Hassabis (wiki, twitter) is founder & CEO of Google DeepMind (wiki, twitter, YouTube). During Match 5, Demis was very frank in posting this during the match, “#AlphaGo made a bad mistake early in the game (it didnt know a known tesuji) but now it is trying hard to claw it back… nail-biting.

Raia Hadsell (FB, LinkedIn) is research scientist at Google Deepmind. Posted this and this on Facebook.

Yann LeCun (wiki, FB) is director of AI Research at Facebook. He posted his thoughts here, here, herehere, and bad jokes here on Facebook. [via Gizmodo “Facebook Nerd Throws Heavy Shade at Google Over AlphaGo Victories“]

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