SEOUL (Yonhap) — Famend South Korean Go participant Cho Hoon-hyun joined the ruling Saenuri Social gathering on Thursday, apparently hoping to win a proportional illustration ticket within the April basic elections.
Cho, a ninth-dan participant who went professional on the age of 9, mentioned he determined to affix the get together to work for the broader Go commuinity and its gamers.
The 63-year-old holds the world document on skilled wins with 160.
Go, often called “baduk” in Korea, originated in China greater than 2,500 years in the past. It entails two gamers alternately placing black and white stones on a checkerboard-like grid of 19 traces by 19 traces. The item is to say a bigger territory than one’s opponent by surrounding vacant areas of the board utilizing one’s personal stones.
“It was stunning that Lee Se-dol misplaced (to Google AI),” Cho mentioned. “It made me assume much more that I ought to work to advertise the expansion of Go.”
On Wednesday, Google’s synthetic intelligence (AI) program AlphaGo beat top-class South Korean Go participant Lee within the historical board recreation Go, taking the lead within the historic five-match man-versus-computer event.