Google's historic win over Go world champion proves AI can be 'unpredictable and immoral' leading expert warns
Humans have been taking a beating from computers lately.The 4-1 defeat of Go grandmaster Lee Se-Dol by Google's AlphaGo artificial intelligence (AI) is only the latest in a string of pursuits in which technology has triumphed over humanity.Self-driving cars are already less accident-prone than human drivers, the TV quiz show Jeopardy! is a lost cause, and in chess humans have fallen so woefully behind computers that a recent international tournament was won by a mobile phone.
World Champion Go Player Finally Defeats Google's AI Program
Many top Go professionals commented after AlphaGo's initial wins that it displayed unorthodox, questionable moves that initially befuddled humans, but made sense in hindsight.
Google, which put up the $1 million prize, said the money will be donated to charity.
Go, which originated in China more than 2,500 years ago, is a complex game with an almost incalculable number of move options. The game involves two players who take turns placing black and white stones on a grid-shaped board. The winner is the player who manages to seal off more territory.
The most famous AI victory to date was in 1997 when the IBM-developed supercomputer Deep Blue beat then-world class chess champion Garry Kasparov.