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Google's software beats human Go champion in first match

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Next game is tomorrow at 1pm JST.

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And what joy did the Google computer take away from the experience? Has that been replaced too? This isn't a problem in need of solving.

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This isn't a problem in need of solving.

I doubt the creators made it to solve a problem, but rather as a challenge to learn how to push AIs a little further.

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And what joy did the Google computer take away from the experience? Has that been replaced too? This isn't a problem in need of solving.

Incorrect. The "problem" was to devise a program that could handle more intuitive decision-making as opposed to following a set pattern of rules.

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Yes the problem was to be anti social by deleting all joy from human games and endeavour. Success

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I am also following these matches quite excitedly. Just to add a bit of history to the match, a one million dollar prize was offered many years back for a computer program that could beat a go pro in a match. Since then, many programmers have been trying to reach the holy grail of computer go and claim the prize. It seems Google, though probably not in need of the funds, is more than up to the challenge with Alphago. I must admit, I was more than skeptical that this computer could take on Lee Sedol. Lee Sedol is regarded by most as the strongest player in the world. Furthermore, the Koreans have a unique style of fighting in go that makes the games chaotic and difficult to calculate. I am still rooting for Lee to pull this off. He is like John Henry against the railroad spiking machine!

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