Fixtures Google AlphaGo go against world champion Lee Sedol known

Mar

9

2016

Googles computer AlphaGo recently defeated European champion of the board game Go. Now it is the turn of the world champion Lee Sedol to see who is better: artificial intelligence or human. The first game of five on Wednesday, March 9th, 05:00.

The competition series with a prize of one million dollars will end on Tuesday March 15th. The titanic struggle taking place at the Four Seasons Hotel in Seoul in South Korea and will start at 13:00 local time, 05:00 in the UK. If AlphaGo wins, the prize money goes to charities with regard to go, UNICEF and voice.

The game is played under Chinese rules with a komi of 7.5 or compensation points the player receives may place second at the end of the match. Each player gets two hours per round three times sixty seconds byo-yomi . Each match lasts probably between four and five hours.

The match will be live coverage on the YouTube channel of Deep Mind, the name of the company that developed AlphaGo before Google took over. English commentary provided by Michael Redmond, the only Western Go player who ever managed to achieve a 9 than status.

World champion Lee Sedol with his 9p or 9 then a lot stronger than the European champion Fan Hui. Fan Hui 2p was AlphaGo by the end of 2015 reports . AlphaGo won all five games. A scientific article about AlphaGo and beating a man appeared in late January in Nature.

Go hard for both man and machine. Did a chess computer to beat all the world champion in 1996, which did not yet go. Outside AlphaGo play the strongest go-computers still at the amateur level. At AlphaGo machine learning techniques were used. So the program could itself go-fitting a professional level.

Throughout the world go find several activities take place around the championship. In Amsterdam, a preview of the Science Park site. Now this is required via Meetup.

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