Alphago wins the match with Lee Sedol 4 – 1.




Update 3: Alphago beat Lee Sedol 9p 4 – 1!. In the last game Alphago seemed to make a mistake and Lee Sedol was leading. But during the game Alphago turned the tables slowly and won by resignation.
It has been an incredible week with a result that shocked most Go players. Scientists were not so surprised though. We can’t wait to see in depth analysis of the games and we are also very interested on what Google Deepmind will do after this victory. We hope that Deepmind will develop Alphago further and eventually make a version of the software that can be available for the public.
We now have the situation, like with Chess and Checkers that the computer can beat the strongest players. So now we can start where we left and play human to human games again. Some time in the future we will probably have a tool that will enable us to study our games. We are sure this will be of great benefit to us all. Meanwhile Google Deepmind will develop their AI software further so that it eventually can be of help in more serious matters like healthcare.
Update 2: After 4 games Alphago leads 3 – 1. After winning three convincing games AlphaGo seems to have made mistakes in a complicated fight after some very sharp moves by Lee Sedol.
Update 1: After 2 remarkable games Alphago leads with 2 – 0! The program played very strong and Lee Sedol is left ‘speechless’ after the second game.
You can follow the video of the games with very clear commentary of Michael Redmond 9p on the Deepmind YouTube-channel!

During the first round we organized a meeting in the EGCC, about 60 people were there from 05:00 to see the first match. The info on this match you can find below.

Starting Tuesday night March 8 we will start a meeting where Go players and everybody who is interested in Artificial Intelligence and Game programming can watch the historic first game between Google’s AlphaGo and Lee Sedol 9p.
Not only will we watch the game and live commentary by Michael Redmond 9p, but also we have Guo Juan 5p, Merlijn Kuin 6d (tbc) and Peter Brouwer 6d doing live commentary and answer questions about the game. Also there will be discussions about Artificial Intelligence.
We already have over 25 people coming from all over the Netherlands!

The schedule looks like this:
Tuesday night, March 8
19:45 – 23.00: gathering of goclub ‘The Two Eyes’.
Subsequently, there will be played from 23:00 to 04:00 go. If there is enough interest we will make it a Rapid Tournament, with five rounds.
Wednesday, March 9
04:30 u – 05:00 h: Reception of all interested parties with coffee and tea.
05:00 u – 10:00 am: Live broadcast of the match with commentary by Michael Redmond 9p. The game starts at 13.00 Korean time with 2 hours of thinking time per person/computer and 3x 1 minute byo-yomi.
05.00 u – 07.00: Comments on the opening by alternately Peter Brouwer 6d, Dutch champion Rapid, and (tbc) Merlin Kuin 6d, current and multiple Dutch champion.
06:00 – 07.00: Explaining the functioning of AlphaGo by Erik van der Werf 1d, scientist and programmer of four goprograms.
07.00 – 10.00: Comments on the match by Guo Juan 5p, go professional and -lecturer.
07.00 – 07:30 h: Discussion on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the programmability of intuition initiated by Jaap van den Herik, AI professor.
07:30 u – 08:30 h: Buffet breakfast
08.30 – 09.00: discussion about the opportunities and dangers of deep learning initiated by Mathijs Romans 1d, software architect
09.00 – 10.00: Final Discussion on how the (professional) practice go play and learning is affected by the (arguably superior) gocomputers.
Register : citing “AlphaGo March 9th”.

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