Go Master Quits, AI too powerful

Posted on 2019-12-01 in Data Science • Tagged with Go, AI, News • 2 min read

I just read that Lee Sedol is retiring from the competitive Go world because of AlphaGo.

The South Korean said he had decided to retire after realizing: "I'm not at the top even if I become the number one."

This is a bit sad but understandable. I wrote about Lee's …


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Where Computers Defeat Us and Where They Don't

Posted on 2016-03-23 in misc • Tagged with Go, AlphaGo, AI, Deep Learning • 1 min read

After AlphaGo won 4 to 1 against Lee Sedol, the world is a buzz with excitement and fear of AI. Although we're still a long way from the "rise of the machines," but we are getting closer.

AlphaGo does use simulations and traditional search algorithms to help it decide on …


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AlphaGo vs Lee Sedol

Posted on 2016-03-14 in misc • Tagged with Go, Weiqi, AlphaGo, Deep Learning, AI • 1 min read

Lots of great videos on YouTube of the match between AlphaGo and Lee Sedol. I consider these historic because this level of AI is almost humanlike in its thinking of playing the game. Wikipedia has a great summary of the first 4 games. It's AlphaGo 3 wins, Lee 1 win …


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AI Overloads look to beat Go champion

Posted on 2016-03-12 in misc • Tagged with Go, Weiqi, AI, Deep Learning • 1 min read

In case you've been living under a rock, Google's Deepmind is about to make AI history. Google developed AlphaGo, a deep learning program, to challenge Lee Sedol.

Lee Sedol is an 18 time world champion and AlphaGo is beating the pants off him. AlphaGo just won it's 3rd game (out …


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Hikaru No Go - Boom in Japan

Posted on 2009-04-12 in misc • Tagged with Go • 1 min read

I want to teach my kids how to play Go when they get old enough because I think its a good to get them to think about strategy, patience, and game psychology early on. I found it interesting that a comic book started Go's resurgence in Japan. I wonder what …


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