Go is an extremely tricky game that has a wide number of possibilities, angles and ways to win, that’s why it’s particularly interesting to see a computer win at it.
Earlier this week a computer not only won a match but defeated the world’s number one Go player Ke Jie, and then it did it again today to become the top Go player in the world.
This was Google’s DeepMind artifical intelligence, which has now won 60 games striaght under the pseudonym “AlphaGo”.
DeepMind CEO and co-founder Demis Hassabis said the following about it:
“I think it was a really wonderful game – Huge respect to Ke Jie for playing such a great game and pushing AlphaGo to its limits.”
You can watch a replay of match 1 below.
And you can watch the second match between AlphaGo and Ke Jie below, which is the match that made AlphaGo the best player in the world.
Update: We have updated this article to reflect AlphaGo’s latest win, making it the top Go player in the world.