November 29, 2022

South Korean skilled Go participant Lee Sedol smiles as he evaluations the match with different Go gamers after ending the ultimate match of the Google DeepMind Problem Match towards Google’s synthetic intelligence program, AlphaGo, in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, March 15, 2016. Google’s Go-playing laptop program once more defeated its human opponent within the closing match on Tuesday that sealed its 4:1 victory. (AP Picture/Lee Jin-man)

By Joo Kyung-don

SEOUL (Yonhap) — South Korean Go grasp Lee Se-dol stated Tuesday that he feels unhappy after his battle towards Google’s synthetic intelligence (AI) program AlphaGo ended.

Lee misplaced his final match towards the self-learning program and surrendered the five-round Go event with a closing rating of 4-1. AlphaGo already clinched the sequence win and prize cash of US$1 million after successful three straight video games final week earlier than Lee struck again with a victory on Sunday.

“I wished to finish the event with good outcomes, however really feel unhappy that I couldn’t do it,” he stated. “(For the final match) I believed I had the benefit at first, but it surely was my shortcomings that ended the sport in a loss.”

The 33-year-old South Korean vowed that this expertise towards the self-learning program will make him a greater participant sooner or later.

“I need to thank all of the individuals who supported and cheered for me,” he stated. “I’ll change into a greater participant.”

Lee is a ninth-dan participant who went professional on the age of 12 and has gained 18 worldwide trophies. AlphaGo first made headlines final October after beating European champion Fan Hui, a second-dan participant, in 5 consecutive matches.

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Demis Hassabis, the CEO of Google DeepMind that designed AlphaGo, stated that he’s “speechless” concerning the fifth match.

“It was essentially the most thoughts blowing recreation to date,” he stated. “One of many AlphaGo’s early sequences was a mistake, however ultimately, AlphaGo got here again and was capable of make the sport shut. It was actually an unbelievable match.”

The particular man-versus-computer Go event, organized by Google’s London-based agency DeepMind and the Korea Baduk Affiliation (KBA), began final Wednesday in Seoul.