Computer Go player ‘AlphaGo’ defeats pro in even game for first time – challenges Lee Sedol next

Source: Computer Go player ‘AlphaGo’ defeats pro in even game for first time – challenges Lee Sedol next and Nature

Big news in gaming– a Google-affiliated company has apparently designed the strongest Go-playing computer yet.  It’s already beaten a top European professional, but the program may need some tweaking before it can beat Korea’s Lee Sedol, probably the best living human Go-player.  This AI goes beyond raw computing power, and seems to have accessed an ability that at least approximates what many professional players refer to as aesthetic judgements of game positions.  Fascinating!