Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Man vs. Machine: World Go Champion Takes On The AlphaGo Computer, In Under Two Hours

With less than three hours to go, are you ready for this?

From MetaFilter:

AlphaGo and AI progress
 The first game between AlphaGo and Lee Sedol is scheduled to begin at 23:00 EST tonight, in Seoul. There will be a livestream with commentary in english. Since the Deepmind Go-playing computer's previous victory against Fan Hui, Go professionals and AI researchers alike have had time to consider what it means.

Myungwan Kim 9p, with Andrew Jackson, provides a video review of the earlier games. British Go Journal has some comments (full article pdf). Everyone seems to agree that when AlphaGo played Fan Hui, it would not have been strong enough to defeat Lee Sedol. Nobody knows how much stronger it's gotten since then. Both sides seem confident of victory.

Demis Hassabis, CEO of DeepMind, gives the 2016 Strachey Lecture explaining further his company's approach to artificial intelligence. The second half of it, starting at 25 minutes, centres on AlphaGo....MORE
I understand "Let's Get Ready to Rumble" Pump Up Music probably isn't appropriate to the subject matter but it wasn't really relevant when I used it in "Let's Get Ready To Rumble II: Paul Krugman Responds to Cliff Asness" either.
What am I gonna do use Go your own way? Go now? Blink 182's Go? Pearl Jam, ditto?
I got nuthin' more, pump it up.