Google’s artificial intelligence AI program, AlphaGo, hit Chinese Go Master Ke Jie for a second time on Thursday, taking an irrefutable 2-0 lead in a best of three series projected to assessment the limits of computers in taking on humans at complex tasks.
The triumph over the world’s pinnacle actor – which many thought would take decades to achieve – comes after the AI program AlphaGo from Google’s DeepMind unit bested South Korean. Go qualified Lee Sedol in a parallel demonstration match last year.
The victory is a plume in the limit for Google parent Alphabet’s goals in the artificial intelligence arena, as it looks to woo Beijing to gain re-entry into the state.
AlphaGo faces off in opposition to Ke Jie once more on Saturday.
Go is an extremely complex board game dating back thousands of years that absorb two contestants placing black and white stones on a grid. It is well-liked in Asian countries and nearly all top-ranked players hail from China, Japan, and South Korea.s