Computer program beats professional player of go board game for 1st time
Kyodo -- Jan 28
A computer program developed by an artificial intelligence venture under Google Inc. has defeated a professional player of go, considered the most intricate board game, for the first time, according to a study published in the British science journal Nature on Wednesday.

Nature reported that the feat "previously thought to be at least a decade away" was achieved during a public match between the AlphaGo software program developed by the Britain-based firm DeepMind and Fan Hui, a European go champion who hails from China.

It is the first time a professional go player has been beaten by a computer program in a full-sized game where the software was not given any advantages.

News source: Kyodo
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